Lagos Residents Enjoy Free Healthcare via ‘Project Stay Alive’

Project Stay Alive

Residents of Surulere and its environs in Lagos State recently enjoyed a free health check-up services courtesy a group of organisations, which pooled resources together to make it a reality.

The programme was put together by Arrive Alive Diagnostic Center with support from Labakcare Organisation, VFD Microfinance Bank and Eko Electricity Distribution Company.

The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) service was rendered through a scheme known as Project Stay Alive and many residents of the areas visited partook in it.

During the event, a popular actor and member representing the area at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Desmond Elliot, joined others like Kafayat Oluwatoyin Shifau, otherwise known as Kaffy, to offer support.

Addressing the media at the occasion, Managing Director of VFD Microfinance Bank, Azubike Emodi, noted that, “Arrive Alive has a lot of state-of-the-art facilities accompanied by adequate manpower and expertise to effectively carry out a project of this magnitude, that is why VFD Microfinance bank was quick to join this partnership.

“This is one in a series of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) packages we have mapped out to positively invest in the health and general well-being of the society.”

Representative from Labakcare Organization, Dr Coker, stated that the consequence of the partnership was to have a “healthy environment for a prosperous community for Lagos State and Nigeria in general”.

On the part of the Business Development Planning and Strategy for Arrive Alive, Dr Mario Adelaja, he said the “Focus on preventive care services is the way to go for Nigerians to be able to reduce the cause of the burden of health”.

Mr Godwin Idemudia, the Communications Manager of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), who was also at the press conference for Project Stay Alive, said that the gesture was part of the company’s CSR.

“It’s not about people paying their bills or services rendered, but also to give back, no matter how small, to the society and areas where we operate as a corporate organisation.

“This has to do with the management’s passion for good healthcare and wellbeing of Nigerians and the less privileged citizens,” Mr Godwin said.

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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