Lagos Takes Action To Combat Blindness

Lagos Takes Action To Combat Blindness

Lagos Takes Action To Combat Blindness

Lagos Takes Action To Combat Blindness

The Jigi-Bola program has been relaunched, according to Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in an effort to lower the prevalence of sight and hearing loss in the region.

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The announcement was made on Thursday at the fourth Jigi-Bola re-inauguration and the outreach of the Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and Kadiri Obafemi Hamzat Healthcare Mission International held at Ikeja GRA by the governor, who was represented by his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat.

He said,

“The massive impact recorded during the introduction of this initiative and the joy of residents in Lagos State who benefitted from the Jigi-Bola initiative which was started under the visionary leadership of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as Governor of Lagos State, whose audacious health intervention saved several lives from preventable blindness and restored beneficiaries back to their livelihood, attested to the relevance of Jigi Bola and also justifies our decision to keep it on after the initial re-launch in 2019.

“This free sight and hearing aid programme taking place again today are aimed at improving and strengthening the state’s capacity for efficient eye and ear care delivery at the grassroots, and to ensure that Lagosians do not lose their vision and hearing organs when these could have been prevented. Visual and hearing loss is the most prevalent sensory disabilities globally, and we have to take deliberate actions to reduce the statistics in our dear state.”

The wife of the governor, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, noted that the fourth edition of the free medical outreach is targeted to benefit over 250,000 residents.

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she said,

“Today’s flag off of the fourth edition of BOSKOH HMI free medical outreach tagged, ‘Jigi-Bola relaunch phase II’ is another laudable step in the right direction targeted to reach over 250,000 Lagosians in eight local government areas community sites, eight market sites, and eight Police barracks.”

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