‘RESIDENTS’ WELL-BEING IS MY CONCERN’ – GOY

– ORGANISES FREE HEALTH SCREENING IN ETI-OSA

A two-day free health screening exercise on hypertension, diabetes, eyes, cervical, breast and HIV/AIDS has been organised for the people of Ikoyi, Obalende and their environs by Honourable Gbolahan Yishawu, member representing Eti-Osa Constituency 02 in the Lagos House of Assembly.

He anchored his decision to facilitate the exercise on his belief that a nation can only thrive based on the level of health of its citizens, since only those who have health have the capacity to create wealth.

The exercise, he said, is a part of his people-oriented agenda, anchored on his slogan – “People first”. He affirmed his readiness to commit as much resources he can harness to ensure that the people of his constituency do not see good health as a luxury but a necessity and a civil right which the people have a right to. He promised to make the exercise a continuous one.

Hon. Yishawu maintained that “… the most important asset that every nation has is its human resources and stressed that healthy people are wealthy people”. To him, “if you don’t ensure good health of your people, you are on the verge of losing great people that are supposed to be beneficial to the nation”. He said he decided to take on health to complement several things he had done about education, because health is wealth.

Speaking at the event, a Programme Officer for Cancer control in Lagos State Ministry of Health, Dr. Olajumoke Oyenuga called on all the people to always go for medical checks especially from age 40 as this is the period when abnormalities start manifesting in the body. For cervical cancer screening, she advised that it should be done at least once in a year and for women that are over 40 years, they should go for mammography at least once in five years as a preventive measure against cancer. She commended the organisers of the programme for the pain-staking coordination of the event.

The two-day event tagged GOY Free Health Programme which held at St. George’s Girls Nursery and Primary School Falomo was well attended. Thousands of residents of Eti-Osa and beyond thronged the venue of the programme. The event kicked off on Tuesday 19th with Hypertension, Diabetes, Cervical and Breast Cancer Screening. Doctors and health support staff attended to the residents. More Doctors had to be engaged as the day rolled by because of the large turn-out.

Eyes Screening and treatment with glasses was the highlight of Day 2 of the programme. As early as dawn, many residents had taken their places at the venue waiting eagerly to be attended to. Numerous people were tested and all those who required glasses were provided with them. HIV Screening also joined the fray on this second day.

Hon. Gbolahan Olusegun Yishawu said he decided on the special intervention to alleviate some of the health challenges of the residents of the constituency. He promised a continuation of the exercise pointing out that the essence of the programme was to enable the residents have free access to proper medical care. He implored residents on the need to imbibe the habit of going for regular medical check-up.
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Alhaja Aminat Adeogun, a resident of Takwa Bay Island commended Hon Yishawu, noting that he has always been a blessing to residents. She said the aspiration of residents is for this kind of programme to be regular. Another resident Mallam Salisu believe that Hon. Yishawu is God- sent as all his actions have always been for the welfare of Eti-Osa Residents.

On both days of the programme, dignitaries from all segments of the society attended the event and also availed themselves of the opportunity of the screening along with other residents.
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Because of the huge success recorded at the programme, the second phase of the GOY free health screening has been scheduled to take place with support of the Lagos State government through the Ministry of Health with focus on dental problems. A two-day free health screening exercise on hypertension, diabetes, eyes, cervical, breast and HIV/AIDS has been organised for the people of Ikoyi, Obalende and their environs by Honourable Gbolahan Yishawu, member representing Eti-Osa Constituency 02  in the Lagos House of Assembly.

He anchored his decision to facilitate the exercise on his belief that a nation can only thrive based on the level of health of its citizens, since only those who have health have the capacity to create wealth.

The exercise, he said, is a part of his people-oriented agenda, anchored on his slogan – “People first”. He affirmed his readiness to commit as much resources he can harness to ensure that the people of his constituency do not see good health as a luxury but a necessity and a civil right which the people have a right to. He promised to make the exercise a continuous one.

Hon. Yishawu maintained that “… the most important asset that every nation has is its human resources and stressed that healthy people are wealthy people”. To him, “if you don’t ensure good health of your people, you are on the verge of losing great people that are supposed to be beneficial to the nation”. He said he decided to take on health to complement several things he had done about education,  because health is wealth.

Speaking at the event, a Programme Officer for Cancer control in Lagos State Ministry of Health, Dr. Olajumoke Oyenuga called on all the people to always go for medical checks especially from age 40 as this is the period when abnormalities start manifesting in the body. For cervical cancer screening, she advised that it should be done at least once in a year and for women that are over 40 years, they should go for mammography at least once in five years as a preventive measure against cancer. She commended the organisers of the programme for the pain-staking coordination of the event.

The two-day event tagged GOY Free Health Programme which held at St. George’s Girls Nursery and Primary School Falomo was well attended. Thousands of residents of Eti-Osa and beyond thronged the venue of the programme.  The event kicked off on Tuesday 19th with Hypertension, Diabetes, Cervical and Breast Cancer Screening. Doctors and health support staff attended to the residents. More Doctors had to be engaged as the day rolled by because of the large turn-out.

Eyes Screening and treatment with glasses was the highlight of Day 2 of the programme. As early as dawn, many residents had taken their places at the venue waiting eagerly to be attended to. Numerous people were tested and all those who required glasses were provided with them. HIV Screening also joined the fray on this second day.

Hon. Gbolahan Olusegun Yishawu said he decided on the special intervention to alleviate some of the health challenges of the residents of the constituency. He promised a continuation of the exercise pointing out that the essence of the programme was to enable the residents have free access to proper medical care. He implored residents on the need to imbibe the habit of going for regular medical check-up.
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Alhaja Aminat Adeogun, a resident of Takwa Bay Island commended Hon Yishawu, noting that he has always been a blessing to residents. She said the aspiration of residents is for this kind of programme to be regular. Another resident Mallam Salisu believe that Hon. Yishawu is God- sent as all his actions have always been for the welfare of Eti-Osa Residents.

On both days of the programme, dignitaries from all segments of the society attended the event and also availed themselves of the opportunity of the screening along with other residents.
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Because of the huge success recorded at the programme, the second phase of the GOY free health screening has been scheduled to take place with support of the Lagos State government through the Ministry of Health with focus on dental problems.