Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has declared free healthcare for residents of the state while the stay-at-home order lasts.
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He said the healthcare covers child delivery of pregnant women as well as emergency, casualty cases, purchase of drugs, laboratory testing and surgeries.
“I want to use this opportunity to announce that during this restriction period, the state government would undertake full responsibility of the medical bills for patients in the Lagos State owned secondary and tertiary healthcare facilities.
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“This new palliative scheme will cover medical expenses for child delivery of pregnant women as well as emergency, casualty cases, purchase of drugs, laboratory testing and surgeries,” he said.
The Governor said this in a statement on his Instagram page.
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Sanwo-Olu warned hoodlums against seizing the opportunity of the lockdown to rob residents, revealing that he had ordered a 24-hour surveillance of residential areas.
“I hereby use this opportunity to sound a note of warning to hoodlums who may want to take advantage of the ongoing restriction to rob residents, as the Lagos State Government is committed to ensuring the security of residents’ lives and properties.
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“We have ordered 24-hours security surveillance across residential areas, to ensure the police dislodges hoodlums from various spots across the state,” he concluded.