The Lagos State government in commemoration with the World Sickle Cell Day, has promised sickle cell patients in the state that more attention will be given to them more than ever.
Dr. Olajumoke Oyenuga, programme officer , Sickle Cell control programme, Lagos State ministry of health, who represented the Lagos state commissioner for health, Dr. Olaide Idris, at the 2016 Media Workshop organised by the Sickle Cell Foundation of Nigeria in Lagos stated that the government is working hard to make sure that sickle cell disorder seeks the attention it deserves.
Stating that the government cannot singularly combine all the needed resources to assist the people living with sickle cell disorder in the state and as such, they will always support any organisation that helps the government to achieve its aims and objectives.
Oyenuga stated that the Lagos state government had been involved in many activities, apart from the regulars. The health facilities which provided diagnosis and treatment for patients.
“We have a policy on sickle cell disorder. Though we have not completed work on that, but it is on going and we already have in place a sickle cell disorder committee which will eventually produce a comprehensive plan for management of sickle cell disorder in the state.”