Lagos State government on Thursday said about 250,000 persons will access the 4th edition of BOSKOH free medical outreach across the state.
Speaking at the flag off of the 4th edition of BOSKOH HMI free medical outreach, on Thursday in Lagos, Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the 4th Edition, BOSKOH Health Mission Initiative has made enough provision to carry out routine screening exercise on the residents across the 20 LGAs and 37 LCDAs of the state.
He said the 3rd edition had recorded the healthcare outreach attending similarly to 250,000 persons, adding that the 4th edition of BOSKOH Free Medical Outreach tagged: ‘Jigi-Bola Relaunch Phase II’ is targeted to reach over 250,000 Lagosians in eight local government areas community sites, eight market sites and eight Police Barracks.
The Jigi-Bola Health Mission, was launched during the administration of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as a free sight and hearing aid programme of the Lagos State government in 2001.
The governor represented by his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat said “Health as we all know is wealth, and only healthy people make a healthy nation; this, underscores the importance of healthy living in any society, hence the need to ensure optimal healthcare that cuts across age-divide in society.
“We must look after our health and every part of our bodies hence the need to relaunch the Jigi-Bola initiative as in conjunction with BOSKOH Healthcare Mission International,” he said bearing reflections of the importance of the programme.
In her remarks, wife of Lagos State governor ,Dr. (Mrs.) Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, described the re-launch as the “progressive move towards the sustainability of one of the most successful initiatives of the Lagos State Government that has facilitated unprecedented impact across the length and breadth of the state, especially the grassroots.”