Alimosho LCDA commend PathCare, Doctors On Air medical mission

(L-R) Mr Bakare Sarafa of Agric and Community Development department of Alimosho LCDA;  Managing Director of Pathcare Laboratories, Dr Pamela Ajayi; and the Sole Administrator of Alimosho LCDA, Honourable Ganiu Quadri during the 2016 Doctors On Air Medical Mission which took place over the weekend.

The Sole Administrator and residents of
the Alimosho Local Council Development Area (LCDA) have commended PathCare
Laboratories on the 2016 Doctors On Air Medical Mission, a healthcare
initiative of PathCare Laboratories in collaboration with partners, which held
6 August, 2016 at the Alimosho Local Council Development Area complex, Akowonjo
in Lagos State. The free qualitative consultation, diagnosis and treatment
program had over 60 doctors attending to over 2,000 residents.

Speaking during the one day exercise, the
Sole Administrator of Alimosho LCDA, Honourable Ganiu Quadri, reiterated that
“Health is wealth”. “We cannot fully estimate the economic value of what
PathCare and their partners have done for the people of Alimosho LCDA. It goes
beyond today and has greater ramifications for governance than one can imagine.
No society can progress when the people are sick. So health becomes the number
one priority for any government to ensure that every other aspect of life works
fine in the society. My people and I are really appreciative of PathCare and
their partners and I have already told PathCare that our doors are always wide
open to them.” He added.

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The Managing Director of Pathcare
Laboratories, Dr Pamela Ajayi, during her keynote address spent time explaining
to the residents of the LCDA why they should take personal responsibility for
their health. “We know that the economy is down and most of us are struggling.
So the big question is:how do we keep ourselves and our families healthy, so
that at least, the costs that come with illnesscan be avoided?”
Dr Ajayi further explained that knowing
one’s health status and early detection help to prevent diseases like stroke,
cancer and even sudden death. She also added that raising health consciousness
among the residents is one on the purposes of the initiative urging them to
take full advantage of the privilegethe program offers.
A senior citizen who simply gave her name
as Alhaja Habibat could not hide her excitement as she went from one medical
unit to another with enthusiasm. When asked, she simply said in Yoruba “this
program is an answer to my prayers”. She claimed that she had rallied her
entire household including all her grandchildren to take advantage of the rare
privilege and she is happy and grateful that the organizers have not
disappointed her in any way. The reaction of a petty trader, Nkechi Onuigbo,
was not far from Alhaja’s. “I closed my shop today so that me and my children
can be here. It is not everyday that this kind of opportunity comes. I want to
thank PathCare and all the doctors. God will continue to bless them,” Nkechi
The annual Doctors On-Air Medical Mission
is a one-day health camp jointly organized by Doctors On-Air, PathCare
Laboratories and Megaletrics Limited. It is a corporate social responsibility
(CSR) project, aimed at providing the less privileged with comprehensive medical
care. It was founded in 2011 and has held at Obalende (2011 – 2012) and Yaba
LCDA (2013 – 2015). It is an off shoot of the Doctors On Air weekly, an
informative health program held every Wednesday on Classic FM in English
between 9:00-9:30AM and on Naija FM in Pidgin English between
This year, PathCare partnered with over 25
corporate bodies, comprising of hospitals, specialized clinics, pharmaceutical
companies, pharmacies, humanitarian organisations and financial institutions.
Different medical experts in pathology, dermatology, hepatology, ophthalmology,
optometry, oncology, paediatrics, dentistry etc. were on ground and offered
free consultation, diagnosis and treatment of various health conditions from
common cold to cancer. Elaborate health talks that touched on different
diseases were offered to residents all day in both English and Yoruba languages
by experts. Free drugs, worth millions of naira were also distributed as
Partners who contributed and participated
in the 2016 Doctors On Air Medical Mission include the Bridge Clinic, Classic
FM, Naija FM, The Beat FM, Alimosho Local Government, Lagos State Blood
Transfusion Committee, CMDA, The Eye Doctors, Leadway Assurance, Medical
Women’s Association Of Nigeria, Metro Eyes, SMILE 360 Dental Specialist,
Renaissance Medical Centre, SKKY Dental Service, Nigeria Association Of
Dermatologists, Ultimate Eye Clinic, Chike Okoli Foundation, DARA Foundation,
Rotary Club of Maryland, Medplus, Healthplus, OMRON, Lakeshore Cancer Centre,
Paelon Memorial Clinic, Sight City, First Cardiology Consultant, Eden
Lifestyle, Emzor, Reels, Bernados Pharmacy, Fidson, Empowerment for the less
Privileged – ELP Foundation, REALM and Men’s Clinic Lagos. 


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