Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Youth Corps member provides free medical outreach to Kwali residents


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A Youth Corps member, Miss Oteju Ayomide, in collaboration with Kwali Area Council, has provided Kwali residents with free medical outreach for healthy and prosperous living.

Ayomide, in an interview in Kwali, said the outreach tagged ‘Improvement Awareness For Healthy and Prosperous Nation’ was meant to bring free healthcare services closer to the people.

According to her, their was need for the government to do more in healthcare delivery in the rural areas, as most rural areas in the country lacked access to quality health services.

She said the One Day medical outreach is on malaria, HIV, personal hygiene, hypertension, counselling, diabetes while free drugs would be given to those tested positive to malaria and typhoid.

“The outreach is aimed to sensitise the people on the need to always know their status and get treatment to ensure healthy living and prosperous nation.

“It is also a health awareness to sensitise the people of Kwali on malaria and personal hygiene and to counsel them on need to always go for test before treatment.

“When it comes to humanitarian service it is always my desire to add impact to life and I think the Government should do more by assisting Primary healthcare in the country,” she said.

The youth corps member appealed to government at all levels to deploy health practitioners to rural areas or partner with health NGOs to bring quality health services to the people.

A staff of Kwali General Hospital, Nurse Ajideamilola Bewa, called on residents of the area to always dispose their waste properly to prevent the spread of communicable diseases.

However, he called on the Kwali Area Council administration to ensure regular evaluation of waste and drainages to prevent flooding and to ensure proper hygiene of the area.

Speaking on behalf of other beneficiaries, Mrs Rukayat Yerima, thanked Ayomide for organising the free health services and urged other corps member to emulate the gesture.

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