By Monsur Olowopejo
Lagos state government has conducted surgery for at least 3,000 physically challenged persons through the limb deformity corrective surgery and rehabilitation exercise in the state. Governor Babatunde Fashola, who presented of walking aids to the new beneficiaries at the limb deformity corrective surgery programme at the General Hospital, Lagos, said 27 out of the 67 physically challenged persons screened for limb correction have been treated in the ongoing edition of the programme.
Distributing the materials, Fashola said “today, I am putting smiles on the faces of the residents, giving residents of the state new hope is more important to me than constructing bridges and roads.”
He said this was why public infrastructures have ramps and side walk ways constructed to create equal opportunity for both able bodied and physically challenged.” “It is also part of the effort to enhance their movement and to make them live a better life, achieve their goal and contribute meaningfully to the development of the society.
Speaking earlier, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris said the state number represented those who benefitted from the programme since commencement in 2004.