The Lagos state police command Thursday conducted free medical test to serving and retired police officers as well as journalists in the state.
Fatai Owoseni, the state police commissioner, while speaking with journalists said the medical check-up is in line with the dream of Ibrahim Idris, the inspector-general of police to ensure that police officers nationwide are healthy and fit to tackle the various forms of criminalities.
Our correspondent who covered the event observed that police officers from the 98 divisions, units and formations across Lagos visited the conference hall at the command headquarters for the medical checkup.
Journalists from the print, electronic and social media were not left out as medical officers from the Police Cottage Hospital, located at the back of Area F police division in Ikeja, Lagos were screened on high blood pressure, hypertension, blood sugar level, HIV/AIDS and other medical conditions.
SUPOL Onifade Racheal, a Nurophysiotherapist attached to Cottage Police Hospital, located at Area F Police command in Ikeja led other police medical officers for the exercise.
Lekan Onabulo, crime editor of Tribune newspaper poured encomiums of the police in Lagos for the medical checkup.
Christopher Orji, the immediate past president of Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria, (CRAN) urged the IGP to make the medical checkup for police officers and journalists regular as it could contribute to the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of the officers.
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