Lagos State Government in collaboration with the Benjamin Olowojebutu Foundation will begin free surgical intervention for one hundred and fifty patients with various health conditions such as hernia, lipoma, breast lump and fibroid next week Monday.
The free surgical intervention is an offshoot of the free medical consultation and screening carried out by Government and the foundation recently which over one thousand and thirty-seven people benefitted from.
Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, said the free surgical intervention was part of activities marking the one hundred days in office of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu geared towards improving access to healthcare by residents who could not afford it, due to financial constraint.
Abayomi while noting that Governor Sanwo-Olu was mindful of the fact that many Lagosians could not fund their health services said government had put in place the Lagos Health Scheme which primary function was to increase access to quality health services and help achieve universal health coverage.
He commended the foundation for initiating the intervention noting that government was always ready to collaborate and support well-meaning foundations, organisations and individuals whose mission aligned with that of the present administration.