The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Lagos state, Dr. ‘Modele Osunkiyesi, in a statement by the Information Director, Mrs. Adeola Salako stated that Lagosians are to enjoy free screening for hypertension, diabetes mellitus and cancers of the breast, cervix and prostate.
She also urged residents to take advantage of the one-week screening to check their health status.
She said the screening, which would be opened on Monday, October 12 by the Governor’s wife, Mrs. Bolanle Akinwunmi, would be simultaneously held in 13 local governments.
“Screening for hypertension and diabetes will hold simultaneously in the 13 local government areas and local council development areas in the Lagos Central Senatorial District.
“The concerned councils are: Lagos Mainland; Yaba; Surulere; Itire/Ikate; Coker/Aguda; Lagos Island; Lagos Island East; Etiosa; Etiosa East; Iru-Victoria Island and Ikoyi/Obalende.”
Mrs. Osunkiyesi said the screening for breast and cervical cancer for women and prostate cancer for men above 45 will hold at the Apapa/Iganmu LCDA alongside the screening for diabetes and hypertension.