FG begins free screening for cancer

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According to reports, the Federal Government has commenced a rapid response initiative programme to provide no fewer than 20,000 screenings, 10,000 surgeries and general healthcare for the people within 100 days.


The measure is aimed at addressing the adverse health challenges of people who are financially incapacitated.

The Director of Medical Services and Chairman Medical Advisory Committee of the National Hospital, Dr. Oluseyi Oniyangi, stated this during the commencement of the exercise with 10 persons.

Oniyangi said the programme was targeted at providing healthcare for the poor people in the society, who were unable to access healthcare facilities due to lack of funds.

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She said, “The rapid response initiative programme is a programme of the Federal Ministry of Health which aims to provide better health for all. This programme targets 10,000 surgeries, about 20,000 cancer screening as well as screening for other infectious diseases like hepatitis B and this programme is to be run for 100 days.”

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