The Lagos State Chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) has charged its members to key into the State’s Well being Insurance coverage Scheme for correct care of their well being.
Chairman of the union, Leye Ajayi mentioned this on Thursday on the Free Medical Mission organized by the NUJ, Lagos Info Chapel for its members.
Over 200 members of the chapel have been screened for varied illnesses, akin to diabetes, hypertension, dental care, eye care, free medical consultancy, amongst others. These with eye defects got free glasses.
Talking on the occasion held on the Lagos Authorities Secretariat, Ajayi urged journalists to key into the medical health insurance scheme.
“Journalists ought to key into the medical health insurance scheme. I’ve a medical health insurance scheme. Throughout our final Congress, we introduced LASHMA and different non-public buyers to enlighten our members on the necessity for a medical health insurance scheme.
“It isn’t when one is sick or any member is sick that you may be on the lookout for a hospital; you need to connect your self to a hospital for correct medical check-up,” he mentioned.
Ajayi described the free medical mission put collectively by the Info Chapel as laudable and wanted at this current time when a number of journalists don’t take note of their well being.
“It’s laudable, we solely pay most consideration to our work, we do not take note of our well being, this mission affords us the chance to examine our well being standing. I’ve checked mine, I did what known as complete checks.
“It’s good for us to examine one’s well being standing. Oftentimes, individuals who both as a consequence of coronary heart assault, diabetes and so forth. We want a daily examine of our well being standing. We need not discuss medical tourism when we’ve got good docs within the nation and that’s the reason the federal government and personal sector ought to care for our docs as a result of well being is wealth,” he mentioned.
Ajayi added that the Lagos Info Chapel has set an agenda for different chapels to emulate, hinting that the medical mission could be carried to the State Chapter of the NUJ the place hundreds of journalists may gain advantage.
Medical doctors attending to NUJ members
Chairman, NUJ, Lagos Info Chapel, Debo Adeniji, mentioned what made the Chapel set up this sort of medical mission was to make sure that all of the Public Affairs Officers within the Lagos State Public Service know their well being standing and stay healthily.
He acknowledged that most of the members have been going by means of rigorous assignments and having sleepless nights as a result of nature of their jobs at their respective Ministries, Departments and Businesses (MDAs).
“As they rightly say, well being is wealth, and we’ve got been seeing a few of our members complaining about one ailment or the opposite and we deemed it essential to provide you with the medical mission for everybody to be well being licensed,” Adeniji mentioned.
He counseled the founding father of Mercy Worldwide Medical Mission Inc (USA), Dr. Erelu Anu Esuola and the workforce chief from the Lagos State Ministry of Well being, Dr. Tolu Ajomale for coming to Chapel’s help and for supporting it in guaranteeing that members have been in a position to know their well being standing.