By Akinyosoye Busola
Lagos Central Lions Club under Lions Club International District 404B2 Nigeria, on Thursday, stepped out for its humanitarian activity in September 2023.
And the beneficiary place, was the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) Ikeja, where the club made presentation of treatment materials to paediatric cancer patients and also the payment of hospital bills for four selected patients in the hospital, in a bid to assist the patients family, and as well as improve services at the hospital.
The Lagos Central Lions Club members who made it to LASUTH for the presentation included: Lion Gbenga Bolarinwa, Lion Ashiru Waheed, Lion Bimbo Bolarinwa and Lion Ololade Adewunmi.
They were received by Dr Shodiya who is a paedriatrician in the hospital. Some of the presented materials were: cartoons of gloves, packs of mentholated spirit, a blood pressure meter and weighing machine which Dr Shodiya expressed her gratitude for and also the gratitude of the hospital management.
According to Dr Shodiya, the gifts arrived, when they were very much needed. “These, will be a relieve for the patients family as they wouldn’t be purchasing things like gloves and spirits till these are exhausted,” Dr Shodiya said.
After the presentation of the treatment material, cash presentations were also made to: Master Aleem, 2 years old, a leukemia patient who needed lots of blood; Master Daniel, 4 years old; Miss Cherish, 14 years old, who has a plastic anaemia and would need bone marrow surgery later on. The other lucky patient was Master Victor, 5 years old, who has acute myology leukemia.
The cash gifts were deposited at the pharmacy account for the purchase of whatever these patients, to meet their needs.
Dr Shodiya thanked the club and members for their generosity, stating further that the much needed treatment materials, will play a vital role in the ongoing effort to provide quality healthcare services to the patients. That the impact of the donation goes beyond the physical supplies itself, that the act of kindness serves as an inspiration to everyone. That, it reaffirms our belief in the power of compassion and reminds us that together, we can make a difference in the lives of others.
Dr Shodiya urged Lion Gbenga Bolarinwa and other members of the club, that they should be rest assured that their donation will be used judiciously and efficiently, used, and that the treatment materials will be distributed equitably to reach the patients.