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Surelere Lawmaker Facilitates Healthcare Service for Residents

A member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Desmond Elliot, has partnered with the CEO of Burden Lifters Nigeria Limited, Mrs Hellen Akinlade, to provide medical check-ups and free healthcare for Surulere residents. 

In a statement on Monday, Hon. Elliot said he would provide more health intervention for his constituency in the coming year.

He said: “Early next year hopefully towards my birthday, we are going to do surgeries in some hospitals here in Surulere, this is just a prelude to that big exercise that we are planning to do. “This is a pilot scheme towards the bigger one which will be where we will deal with serious issues; anaemia, lump in the breast and I am doing that in conjunction with Association of Resident Doctors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital; we are working assiduously towards it to make sure that we provide health care.

“Here, we are trying to treat people with high BP, sight problem and all those little issues we try to sort out, some glasses prescribed which are not available here we will also pay for so that they can buy outside. It is in continuation of our health scheme.”

Akinlade in her remarks urged Nigerians to not totally depend on the government for healthcare.

“In as much as it is expected from government, the well-meaning individuals should support government too. Here today the elderly are being attended to, they see the nurse to check their blood pressure sometimes it is always high.

“Most of them can’t even afford to go to the hospital for proper check-ups; many are even complaining that when they come they would have to queue,” she said.

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