Ojodu LCDA Launches Free Health Mission To Transform Community Healthcare 

Posted on October 23, 2023

At the flag-off ceremony for a transformative free Health Mission in Ojodu Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Lagos State, the community gathered to witness an extraordinary endeavour aimed at providing high-quality healthcare and uplifting the standard of living for its residents.

The Executive Chairman, Hon. David Olusegun Odunmbaku, in his impassioned speech, expressed gratitude and emphasized the unwavering commitment to improving the well-being of the community through this initiative.

In his address, Hon. Odunmbaku highlighted the focus of the Health Mission, which is to address the surgical needs of the people. The initiative covers the expenses for various surgical operations, including Lipoma, breast lump, hernia, ganglion cyst, and hydrocele.

The chairman stressed the importance of thorough medical screenings to ensure that the interventions are carried out effectively. Dental restorations, eye checks, and the distribution of free glasses to those in need were also mentioned as part of the mission’s comprehensive approach.

The Ojodu Mayor proudly announced the significant progress made in the past week, with over 2,000 individuals successfully screened and their health concerns promptly addressed. Building upon these screenings, surgeries were scheduled for 200 patients who had undergone the screening process. A team of six highly skilled surgeons was assembled to perform these surgeries with expertise and precision, ensuring the best possible care for the patients.

In a demonstration of the administration’s unwavering commitment to the welfare of the people, he also revealed that 20 individuals requiring major surgeries would be referred to secondary institutions, with all treatment expenses fully covered. The recovery process would also be closely monitored, ensuring the necessary care and attention.

To provide additional support, 30 adhoc staff members were employed; including doctors, midwives, and lab technicians. These dedicated individuals would complement the existing medical personnel, strengthening healthcare services in Ojodu LCDA and ensuring comprehensive and efficient care for the community.

In addition to surgical interventions, the mission aimed to improve vision and enhance the daily lives of those in need by distributing over 5,000 glasses to patients. The chairman expressed hope that this essential aid would empower individuals and enable them to fully participate in society.

The Executive Chairman concluded by highlighting the administration’s efforts to revitalize the Primary Health Service Delivery and rehabilitate similar infrastructures. Various initiatives, such as installing solar power systems, procuring an ambulance for emergency services, upgrading select PHCs to provide 24-hour care, and forging partnerships with esteemed NGOs, have been implemented. These efforts were aimed at ensuring that the citizens and residents of Ojodu LCDA could enjoy the benefits of grassroots governance and improved access to healthcare.

While giving their goodwill messages at the event, the Permanent Secretary of Lagos Health District VI, Dr. Abimbola Mabogunje, and the Permanent Secretary of Primary Health Care Board Dr. Ibrahim Mustapha admonished the community members to avail themselves of this rare opportunity and every other people-oriented initiatives of the government. They also allayed the fear of the people towards the conspiracies surrounding vaccination. They noted that vaccination has been proven to be 100 percent effective with zero side effects. Therefore. They encouraged parents and guardians to release their wards.

With the flag-off ceremony marking the commencement of the Surgical Mission, the residents of Ojodu LCDA could look forward to a future of improved healthcare services and a better quality of life for all.

Also present at the event were the Vice Chairman, Hon. Bunmi Oluyadi, the SLG Hon Olaide Bello, the Leader of the Legislative House, Hon. Opeyemi Apatira, Management Staff, Legislative members, HRM Oba Akeem Agbaosi Eweobaja (Oba of Aguda) ably represented by High Chief Titiloye Ojo, party stalwarts and teaming beneficiaries and members of the community.


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