Rotary club to build prostate cancer centre in Ogun State
The Governor of the Rotary International District 9110 covering all Rotary clubs in Lagos and Ogun State, Bola Oyebode, has said his administration is committed to delivering a state-of-the-art prostate cancer centre for the benefit of Lagos and Ogun state citizens.
The prostrate cancer centre will be constructed inside the Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) in Sagamu, Ogun State.
The construction of the centre is in addition to the free prostate cancer screening targeted at over 2,000 men, and disbursement of N50,000 empowerment fund to community members within the district.
“We want to screen about 2,000 men that are above 40 years for free. As of today, after spending about four months in office, we have screened over 700, with 1,300 left to go,” Oyebode was quoted by The Guardian.
“On the prostate cancer centre, we have a plot of land donated to us by the Ogun State government at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital. (OOUTH). We have laid the foundation earlier this month and we hope to complete it by the end of April 2021.
“According to the estimate we did before price of cement went up three weeks ago, the building was going to cost us over N82 million. It will be far more than that now but we are sourcing for the project through friends, Rotarians and corporate donations.”