A Cancer Diagnostic Centre in memory of the late Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Mrs Funmilayo Olayinka, has been commissioned by Gov. Kayode Fayemi.
Fayemi, during the inauguration of the centre on Wednesday, said it would provide early screening, diagnosis and treatment of various forms of cancer and other chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes.
He said that the centre would also act as comprehensive centre for the screening and diagnosis of breast cancer and cervical cancer.
“I embarked on this project purposely because breast and cervix cancer killed our amiable deputy governor.
“The two cancers rank as major killers of women in our society and they are no respecter of age and social status.
“In our thinking as government, we appreciate that early diagnosis and effective modality of treatment will ensure that our women no longer die prematurely,” Fayemi said.
Also, the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Olusola Fasubaa, appealed to men and women to make use of the centre for their checkups.
“It is supposed to be a Walk-in-Clinic with or without referral from other hospitals,” Fasubaa said.
Fasubaa said the state government spent N55 million to provide screening machines at the centre. (NAN)