Government at all levels have been called upon to give more attention to making quality healthcare services accessible to the masses.
The call was made on Saturday, 1st August, 2015, by the General Manager of Megalectrics Ltd, (operators of Classic FM97.3 and Naijafm102.7); Mr. Deji Awokoya on the sidelines of the 4th edition of the annual Free Medical Mission organized in Partnership with Pathcare Laboratories Limited.
The yearly event which provides free public healthcare for local residents was held in the premises of the Yaba Local Government office, and saw the health screening of no less than 1,500 residents attended to. The teeming crowd that thronged the venue also received Medical counselling and advice from a team of volunteer doctors available for the exercise.
While recalling that the 2014 edition failed to hold owing to the Ebola scare in some parts of the country, Dr. Pamela Ajayi, founder of Pathcare Laboratories, in her remarks, also seized the opportunity to appeal to the government to continue with intensive screening at the nation’s borders and airports to avert another Ebola virus outbreak in Nigeria.
The Public Health service also featured lectures by professionals who harped on healthy living as well as the importance of regular health checks. A breast cancer survivor, Abigail Simon Hart who attended the medical mission as a facilitator, also encouraged Nigerians to adopt the culture of checking their vital signs at regular intervals as early detection most times prove to be a life-saving factor.
The “Doctors on air” Free Medical Mission is an annual CSR put together by Pathcare Laboratories, Classic FM and Naija FM in partnership with; Lagos State Blood Donation Service, Bridge Clinic, Mopheth Pharmacy, The Eye doctors, Medplus, Healthplus, Fidson Healthcare, Megacare limited, Skye Dental, Chike Okoli Foundation, Access Bank, Leadway Assurance, CDMA LUTH and many more.