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Rotary urges FG to subsidize cervical cancer screening

The president of Rotary Club of Abuja, Maitama, Victoria Unoarumi, has called on the Federal Government to subsidize screening for cervical cancer.

She made the call Saturday in Abuja during an awareness walk tagged ‘Cervical Cancer Awareness Walk/Screening’, organised in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Asokoro and the Rotary Club of Abuja Capital to commemorate this year’s World Cancer Day.

 Unoarumi said: “To screen a woman takes about N10,000 to N15,000. We call on the Federal Government to subsidize the fee.”

President of Rotary Club of Asokoro, Adetola Fazaz, noted that everybody needs to be aware that cancer exists.

 Fazaz said: “The first stage is for everybody to know that there is cancer. Go for periodic medical checkups so that you can know. Don’t expect the government to pull you out to go for a checkup.” 

President of Women in Rotary District 9125, Olajumoke Kehinde, said the clubs recently contributed to the screening of 50 women for cervical cancer at the National Hospital, Abuja. 

She called for support from well-meaning Nigerians, saying: “No amount is small. It takes about N10,000 (discounted) to screen a woman. 

“If people come together and support this course, lots of women will have the privilege of being screened and it will reduce the rate at which women are down with this disease.”

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