FG PROVIDES FREE SURGERIES AGAINST CANCER
BY OMOKHUALE PUAH
Federal Government of Nigeria has started a rapid response initiative programme and general health care for Nigerians, within 100 days against the fight for cancer.
This was stated by the Director of Medical Services and Chairman Medical Advisory Committee of the National Hospital, Dr. Oluseyi Oniyangi, during the start of the exercise, with 10 persons.
According to him, this initiative programme was strategized to ensure a proper health care for people in the society, who lacks sufficient fund, to accessing health facilities.
Dr. Oniyangi stated that this initiative programme is structured in a manner that would provide not less than 20,000 screenings against cancer, 10,000 surgeries against cancer and a general healthcare for such people within 100 days.
He also said that this measure is aimed at preventing the adverse dangers, associated with cancer on people who financially unstable.
In his words, “This rapid initiative programme, contains 20,000 cancer screening, 10,000 surgeries and a screening for other infectious diseases; Hepatitis B, which would run for 100 days”, he said.
He said, “The rapid response initiative programme is a programme of the Federal Ministry of Health which aims to provide better health for all. This programme targets 10,000 surgeries, about 20,000 cancer screenings as well as screening for other infectious diseases like hepatitis B and this programme is to be run for 100 days.”