More than 300 destitute people from Ilorin Emirates in Kwara State benefited from a free two-day medical awareness that involved free medical knowledge, diagnostics and medication.
The beneficiaries, which included children, the elderly, women and youth, were treated for various ailments such as high blood pressure (BPH), malaria, deworming and eye care, among others.
Speaking to reporters during the program, Ms. Eyitanwa Lawal, Head of Media and Publicity of the Gobir Organization Foundation, said the project was carried out jointly by the foundation, in collaboration with the Association of joint development Balogun Gambari and the Group of Doctors of the Emirate of Ilorin. .
Ms Lawal, who said the project aimed to complement the state government’s efforts to provide adequate health services to indigenous people in the state, added that it was sponsored by Alhaji Yakubu Garba Gobir, through his foundation.
“We have various programs in our foundation and this is one of the programs, following a health program that we started two years ago to illuminate, diagnose and support the health care of our children, women. , young and old.
“We are supposed to deworm around 1,000 children with no limit to the number of seniors to take care of. We will also do blood sugar tests, among others for the elderly and give them the necessary drugs ”.
Also speaking, the program coordinator and a doctor, Prof Aisha, said the project was meant to give back to the immediate community.
“We have come to help our people and give back to our community by treating hundreds of our people in Kwara State for common illnesses, giving them medicine, providing first aid to those with chronic illnesses and providing them with health care. guiding on how to fight all kinds of diseases and deworm hundreds of children, thanks to the support of our main sponsor for this program. The treatment is free of feelings and discrimination and as you can see from the number of people here today.
“This does not serve as an alternative to visiting hospitals now that the doctors are on strike, but also to complement their efforts to provide adequate medical care to people in our community.”
According to a beneficiary, Ms. Medinat Aliu, who said she had come from afar to take advantage of the medical assistance, explained that she heard the announcement on the radio and expressed her pleasure and satisfaction at the attention received from the doctors present.
Also speaking, Gambari community spokesperson Abdulrahman Okesuna praised the organizers for their usual support to the needy and their commitment to community development.
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