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Makoko residents benefit from health screening

No fewer than 180 residents of Makoko, a slum community in Lagos State have benefitted from a free medical screening organised Clina Lancet Laboratories.

According to a statement on Wednesday, the residents were able to check their blood sugar level, blood pressure, and also underwent physical examinations.

The chief executive and managing director of Clina Lancet Laboratories, Dr Olayemi Dawodu, said the purpose of the health check was to identify individuals who were unaware of their current health status and ensure early intervention and management.

“Some of the things we are doing now include blood sugar checks and blood pressure assessments. We have gotten a lot of high blood pressure patients here. The idea behind it is for them to be aware of their current and go onward to the primary health care centre in their environment for follow-up care of these conditions,” she said.

The quarterly CSR programme, according to Dawodu, is in conjunction with the Community Development Association chairman of Makoko.

She said, “We also plan to visit Idi-araba community near the Lagos University Teaching Hospital branch of the organisation and others in around our branches across the country.”

The firm’s business development manager, Thomas Olusegun, said, “Our plan was to reach about 150 households today. However, we already have 180 households and counting.  In months to come, we are expected to do more of this. We believe health is wealth and a healthy nation is a wealthy nation. So, we want to make our impact known in all the communities where we operate.”

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