Foundation Conducts Free Cancer Screening, Gives Drugs To Indigent People In Kogi Communities

Foundation Conducts Free Cancer screening, Gives Drugs To Indigent People In Kogi Communities

No fewer than 300 were screened for cancer by a nongovernmental organization (NGO) as part of its activities to commemorate the 2021 World Cancer Day (WCD), with the theme: ”A World Without Cancer Threat”.

The DHF Executive Director, Dr Ekundayo Samuel, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen on Saturday, after a week-long activities to mark this year’s world cancer day at Isanlu, Yagba East, Local Government Areas of Kogi State.

Samuel said that hundreds of women were screened for cervical cancer while over 80 men got screened for prostate cancer, while some received free drugs on Thursday and Friday.

Samuel added that the people were also screened for other ailments such as diabetes, blood pressure, among others.

”The screening is going to be a continuous process; we have officially launched the NGO on Wednesday, and therefore, people are free to come for screening at the centre henceforth.

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