The Lagos State Government is starting a free medical outreach called “Alafia Eko” to provide healthcare services to 50,000 residents. It kicks off on May 30 in the six health districts in the state.

The state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, shared this in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos. Omotoso mentioned that this initiative is part of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s commitment made during his Feb. 22 Media Chat and is a part of the broader Eko Cares Programme aimed at easing the challenges of the current economic situation.

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He mentioned that people will receive free check-ups and treatments like blood sugar and blood pressure checks, HIV counseling and testing, eye exams, and free glasses.

Additionally, minor ailments will be treated, free medications provided, health insurance offered, and Lagos State Residents Registration Agency (LASRRA) registration available. The commissioner stressed that this initiative is crucial for enhancing primary healthcare effectiveness and guaranteeing fair access to high-quality medical services.

He also mentioned that each health district will organize four outreach events in the initial phase, in which their aiming to reach about 1,000 residents per event, totaling around 25,000 individuals for the first phase.

Omotoso provided a detailed list of the exact locations within the health districts.

Health District 1– Helen Aderonke PHC, Egbe Idimu; Ifako-Ijaiye LGA Secretariat; Ipaja PHC, Ayobo Ipaja; and Agege Legislative Complex.

Health District 2 — Papa Area, Oworo, Kosofe LG; Legislative Compound, Pedro, Bariga; Ikorodu West LCDA Secretariat, Owutu, Ikorodu and Agidi Comprehensive High School, Alapere, Agboyi-Ketu LCDA.

Health District 3 Epe Recreation, Epe; Iberekodo Primary School, Ibeju-Lekki LGA; Ikota Primary School, Eti-Osa LGA; Resettlement Area, Araromi Community, Eti-Osa East LCDA.

Health District 4 – Evans Square, Ebute Meta, Mini Campos Stadium, Igbosere, Lagos Island; Astroturf Stadium Airways, Apapa and Aguda Praying Ground, Surulere.

Health District 5 – FHA Grounds, 23/24 Road, Festac Town, Amuwo Odofin LGA; Ojo LGA Secretariat; Suntan Beach, Badagry West LCDA and Ajeromi Ifelodun LGA Secretariat.

Health District 6 Methodist Primary School, Oshodi; Ejigbo Market, Ejigbo; Bishop Aggrey Place, Owo Street, Mushin; and Ikeja Under Bridge.

Omotoso mentioned that the government has also lowered transport fares and food prices at Sunday Markets by 25 percent, benefiting many residents through the initiative.