By Amidu Arije
No fewer than 500 persons benefited from the Inner Wheel District 912 Nigeria twelve in one health mission in Mushin Lagos on Friday.
The people who thronged the venue for the health mission were each registered with assigned numbers. The numbers given were used to call each of them for the various health screening exercise.
Part of the twelve health projects carried out on the day by the Inner Wheel free BP/blood sugar check, free eye screening, free eyeglasses, screening for hepatitis, deworming of children, free treatment and drugs for minor ailments, free immunisation, referral to primary and secondary health care.
Others are donation of baby cots/mattresses and bed sheets to hospitals, donations of hand washing basin,s and face masks, health talk on communicable and non-communicable diseases and talk on health hygiene for the children.
Speaking at the event, the Chairman, Inner Wheel District 912 Nigeria, Mrs Aderonke Solomon said the essence of embarking on the health mission was to bring succour to the people of the community.
According to Mrs Solomon, the importance of health to man’s existence cannot be overemphasised hence the need for good health for the people.
She said: “We have come here to give free screening on blood sugar, blood pressure, hepatitis, immunisation, de-worming, free treatment for minor ailments with free drugs, referral to primary and secondary health facilities.
We will also present baby cots, bedsheets, mattresses to few government hospitals within Lagos and Ogun states, wash hand basins, free liquid hand wash soaps, face masks to children and female wards. Above all, we are also offering free eye screening and give out free eyeglasses.”
The club presented hospital materials which include baby cots, bed sheet, hand washing basin,s and face masks to Ayantuga Primary Healthcare, Lagos, Palm Avenue Healthcare, Lagos and Arifanla Healthcare Ogun State.
Also speaking chairman of Mushin Local Government, Hon Emmanuel Bamgboye said the health mission is timely and highly appreciated by the local government especially at this time of coronavirus pandemic affecting the world.
He said: “We appreciate it, for bringing humanitarian service to our people especially at this time, because health is wealth and this is the time we need the health service, appreciate them so much.”
Chairman Odi Olowo-Ojuwoye Local Council Development Area, Hon Rasaq Ajala also thanked the Inner Wheel District 912 for their kind gesture to bring free health services to the people of the council.
“For us to achieve our programmes at the local government level, there must be a partnership and synergy between the government and public-spirited individuals. From time immemorial, the inner wheel is known for humanity service. On behalf of our people, we want to say thank you to the inner wheel fo this gesture.”