Prof Akin Oshibogun
As part of activities to mark its 50th anniversary, the management of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi- Araba, would be offering free health services to the public.
The Chief Medical Director, LUTH, Prof Akin Oshibogun, who spoke at a press briefing organised by the hospital in Lagos, said the services to be provided would include free cleft lip-palate surgery, cancer surgeries, cataract, dental, optical and cardiovascular treatments for the less privileged from August.
Oshibogun added that for some comprehensive and expensive screening procedures, the hospital would offer a 50 per cent reduction in prices.
He said,”We are trying to play around the number 50 so all our services would revolve around that number. In all our sub-specialities, we would be offering free treatment for 50 persons.
“This is our way of giving back to the society in commemoration of 50 years of providing quality health services to the public.We will screen patients that come in and even though it would be on a first come, first serve basis, it will only be for those who ordinarily cannot afford them.”
Oshibogun also noted that apart from the free treatment, the hospital would be expanding the scope of services to include capsule endoscopy, total hip and knee replacement, small incision cataract surgery, laparoscopic surgery and open heart surgery.