More than 2,000 residents of Bariga community in Lagos have been touched by one of the many corporate social responsibility activities of leading healthcare services provider, SYNLAB Nigeria. The free medical service event put together by Doctors-on-Air in partnership with Classic FM and Naija FM is part of activities the company has designed to give back to society.
It saw SYNLAB and its partners provide a wide range of health care services such as dental care, eye screening, skin care, blood pressure checks, breast and cervical cancer screening, hepatitis screening, blood sugar checks, cardiology services, among others free to Bariga residents.
Over the years, SYNLAB, formerly known as PathCare, has exhibited a penchant for high quality service delivery and commitment to the communities where it operates. An expansion exercise in the last three years has seen the company serve more Nigerians.
Speaking on the exercise, Anchor of Doctors on Air programme and Managing Director, SYNLAB, Dr. Pamela Jackson-Ajayi said that the free healthcare mission was for a humanitarian purpose. “On our programme, we preach prevention and early detection, propagating that people should go for screening, but there are some people who cannot afford it. We are conscious of this fact.”
In response, Chairman Bariga LCDA, Hon. Kolade Alabi said: “So we thank all the organizer of this event and I am also impressed with the level of turn out from our people. It shows they take their health seriously.” Similar event was carried out at Ilupeju and WIMBIZ 17th Annual Conference recently where over 1,500 business women were given vouchers at a discounted price for general wellness check.