The free healthcare programme set up by the Lagos State authorities as medical palliative measures have so far taken delivery of 600 children.
The State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, disclosed this on Tuesday whilst giving an update on how the state is tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.
The governor added that residents have benefited from the clinical palliative measures with over 18,000 patients freely attended to.
“We announced medical palliative for all those who are in need of it at our 27 secondary health establishments and fifty seven primary healthcare facilities.
“Within the time this has started over 18,000 patients have been able to access and have been given free medical service at each of these health facilities.
“I am additionally thrilled to announce that over 600 childbirths have been recorded in this period all free of charge,” Sanwo-Olu said.
Among other palliative measures, the state authorities said it additionally plans to feed 100,000 youths daily.
“We have begun the distribution of relief items to 250,000 inclined residents of Lagos. In addition to that, 100,000 youths will be provided one meal per day throughout LCDAs via our food kitchens,” he said.
Sanwo-Olu added that his authorities would proceed to roll out more than a few palliatives to cushion the inevitable and harsh economic impact of the lockdown on residents.