Posted by News Express | 22 October 2016 | 2,211 times
Wife of Ogun State Governor, Mrs Olufunso Amosun, has donated an ultra-modern cancer centre each at the general hospital in Abeokuta and Sango, as well as the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital in Sagamu area of the state.
Mrs Amosun says the donation is in a bid to ensure easy access to treatment against cervical and breast cancer by indigent women in Ogun State, southwest Nigeria.
At the commissioning of the centres, the first lady said she was concerned about the pandemic which had led to unnecessary deaths in the state and across the country.
She, however, used the auspicious occasion to task stakeholders to take immediate and proactive measures in increasing awareness and treatment against the deadly disease.
The commissioning of the centres was witnessed by development partners, traditional rulers, medical experts and members of the State Executive Council.
The Ogun State Chairperson of the Medical Women Association of Nigeria, Stella Ogunmuyiwa, commended the gesture of the first lady.
On his part, the Commissioner of Health, Babatunde Ipaye, expressed hope that the gesture would go a long way in reducing avoidable deaths through cervical and breast cancer.
He urged women across the state to take full advantage of the facilities for screening and early detection of the disease for treatment. (Channels TV)