LAPO Tasks Govt On Cancer Screening Centres, Services

The Executive Director of LAPO, Sabina Idowu-Osehobo, has called on government to address the problem of inadequate cancer screening centres especially in rural communities, as well as subsidize treatment for poor and vulnerable patients.

Osehobo who spoke in Benin City during the recent LAPO Annual Media Forum enjoined government to provide and improve healthcare intervention services towards improving the health conditions of the generality of the people.

She stated that the non-availability of cancer screening facilities and unaffordable cost of accessing screening services and treatment where available was worrisome, counter-productive and therefore deserves attention by stakehoders.

The Executive Director disclosed that in 2016, LAPO reached 711,847 community members with health education services, 481,386 with social development programmes and free legal aid while 76,126 rural farmers benefitted from its agricultural loant and extension services.