Lagos State Government to sponsor 400 free limb deformity surgeries.
Written by News Room on November 10, 2021
Lagos State Government says more than 400 people will benefit from its new phase of the state sponsored Free Limb Deformity Corrective Surgery and Rehabilitative Programme.
The programme is an intervention targeted at rehabilitating people, especially children, with lower limb deformities such as rickets or Blount disease, and other lower limb deformities that affect their normal growth and function.
The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Dr Olusegun Ogboye, made this known during his visit to the screening site for the latest batch of beneficiaries at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.
Ogboye said that the current phase of the exercise had recorded over 400 potential beneficiaries, who would be screened over a period of two days, while appropriate medical examinations were conducted.
According to him, the process will be at no cost to the patients.
Speaking in the same vein, the Coordinator of the Programme, Dr Tolulope Ajomale, said that over 6,000 patients had benefitted from the programme since inception.