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[Lagos]– A $40,000 machine has been imported to Lagos by the Indian Cultural Association in Lagos and Bhojraj Chanrai Foundation to give free diabetes test to Nigerians.

According to the President of the organization, Sanjay Jain, Indian communities in Nigeria has always cherished Nigerians, especially those in need, which has prompted the importation of the technology which was meant to facilitate the operations of the association’s newly established free diabetes detection camps in Lagos.

“This new technology machine has been bought and imported to Nigeria, at the cost of $40,000. And, it is the only non-invasive detection system so far, with simple scanning test.

“We have found out that Type 2 Diabetes is the commonest in Nigeria today, and that more than six million people in the country, currently have diabetes.”

“Medical findings have shown that Nigeria, unfortunately, currently has the highest mortality rate from diabetes,” he said. Head of the Indian charitable organisation enjoined the public, especially those living in Lagos State, to avail themselves of the free diabetes testing scheduled for Saturday, March 18 and Saturday, March 25.”

“On these two Saturdays, we are going to organise free testing camps at our centre at No. 2 Cappa Avenue, Palmgrove Estate, Ilupeju, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.”

“Whoever wishes to benefit from this free testing for diabetes should come for the test. It is completely free for all, “he said.

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