Monkey Pox: Lagos Alerts Public, Calls For Precautionary Measures

Lagos State Government has again reiterated the need for citizens to ensure and maintain adequate personal and environmental hygiene at all times as part of precautionary measures to prevent the outbreak of infectious diseases such as Monkey pox which was recently reported in the State. Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi who stated this earlier on in the week during the biosecurity update meeting on the situation report of Monkey Pox disease in the State, urged residents to observe the highest possible standards of personal and environmental hygiene especially through…

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Photo News: IKODASS Walk For Fitness 2019

Olatunji ADEMOLA Otunba Ganiyu Abiru, the Chairman of the Ikorodu-Oga Development Association (IKODASS) on Saturday, October 19, 2019, led other executive members and hundreds of residents on walk for fitness in Ikorodu. The walk which is part of the activities heralding the 2019 annual Ikorodu-Oga Dat Carnival is tagged, “Walk together, keep fit together”.

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LASG To Extend Mental Health Services To Primary Health Care Level

Lagos State Government said it will extend mental healthcare services to the primary health care level in furtherance of efforts to increase access to mental healthcare in the State. The Honourable Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who disclosed this during a recorded broadcast to commemorate this year’s World Mental Health Day, said that the State Government recognises the need to strengthen mental healthcare delivery and eradicate the difficulties in accessing mental health services which occur as a result of reluctance in seeking medical attention and lack of knowledge about…

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Register For Health Insurance Scheme, Sanwo-Olu Appeals To Lagos Residents

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, made a passionate call to all residents of the State to register for the Health Insurance Scheme introduced by the government towards ensuring improved healthcare delivery. Subscription to the scheme, Sanwo-Olu said, would enable the Government prioritise its healthcare programmes to enhance its quality and affordability to the residents. The Governor made the call at the ongoing Medic West Africa Conference at the Eko Convention Centre, Victoria Island. Sanwo-Olu said the health insurance coverage must be scaled up as a condition to…

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Sanwo-Olu Flags Off Free Surgeries For 150 Residents In Ijede

Our Reporter Lagos State First Lady, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday flagged off free surgical intervention programme for residents of the State as part of activities to commemorate the 100 days in office of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration. The free health mission, which is being organized by the State Government in partnership with a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Benjamin Olowojebutu Foundation, features free surgeries for residents suffering from Lipoma, Hernia, Fibroid and Breast Lumps, as well as free Dental and general health screening. Speaking at the flag off ceremony held at…

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Special Report: Ganiyat’s Kidney Transplant….The Journey So Far

Following the outcry for public help by Mrs. Iyabo Sanni, mother of Ms Ganiyat Sanni whose two kidneys were damaged and was in urgent need of transplant, THE IMPACT took up the campaign after it was posted to its Whatsap Chat platform by Mr Bolu Hassan. The administrator of the media platform immediately setup a committee comprising Mrs Funke Awoyemi, a community development advocate and business woman, Comrade Mani Shonubi , Mr Ibrahim Alani Onibudo, a student in Canada, Mr Bolu Hassan and Kunle Adelabu, the Publisher/Reporter-in-Chief and administrator of…

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Family Appeals To Public For Financial Assistance For Cancer patient, Ajayi Luqman

Kunle ADELABU The family of Luqman Ajayi, 39, who has been diagnosed for colon cancer, has appealed to the members of the public to come to their aid in funding his medical treatment. The patient and his family are residents of 16, Ire Akidana Street, Igbogbo in Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Ikorodu Division of Lagos State. Luqman , who was formerly living at Haruna in Ikorodu , attended United High School in Ikorodu in 2000 for his secondary education and later proceeded to the Lagos State Polytechnic…

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How Lagos Will Achieve Universal Health Coverage By Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Government has reiterated its commitment to strengthening public health research and boosting the capacity of healthcare workers towards achieving the Item 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, spoke at the yearly symposium of the African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) where he assured the audience of his administration’s willingness to pursue actions and policy frameworks that’ll help the state improve on universal health coverage indices. The week-long event with the theme: “Strengthening Health Research Education and Service Delivery for…

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Sanwo-Olu Kicks Off Free Medical Exercise Friday

Wale JAGUN The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu will on Friday flag off a free healthcare programme targeted at combating organ impairment and life-threatening ailments among children. The initiative falls within the pillar in the Governor’s vision to improve access to quality healthcare in the state. The programme will be held in seven Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) across the state for six days, during which beneficiaries will be screened and treated for observed illnesses. The free medical mission is being held in collaboration with Healthcare Mission International, a…

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Lagos Seals Illegal Traditional Medicine Facilities In Ikorodu

The Lagos State Traditional Medicine Board has sealed the facilities of illegal traditional medicine practitioners in Ikorodu area of the State in its quest to rid Lagos of unwholesome practices. Speaking on the exercise, Mr. Kemi Kadiku, Director of LSTMB, stated that members of its Task Force acted on the information received from representatives in Ikorodu Local Government Area where the team discovered many fake and unregistered facilities. According to him, “Our Task Force gang got reliable information from our men on ground at Ikorodu that many Traditional Medicine practitioners…

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