AOD Provides Free Medical Outreach in Ibadan, Oyo State
No fewer than 800 persons have so far benefitted from a free medical outreach program at the Aderonke Omo Dairo foundation office in oke offa, Ibadan on the 9 and 10th of February 2023.
The two-day - long medical outreach, which was organised by a non-profit AOD. The health outreach included free insecticide treated nets to repel mosquitoes; as well as drugs for common illnesses.
other tests include free HIV test, counseling and awareness talk, blood sugar level checks, malaria, hepatitis tests and dental checks.
A woman, Mariam Adekoya, who was one of the beneficiaries of the outreach, thanked the team for the initiative especially the free hypertension and blood sugar screening.
She said, “I knew I was not feeling too fine on the inside but I was too scared to undergo any test or screening because of lack of funds and the fear of the unknown. Many people like my neighbors have been battling with different types of ailments but due to lack of funds I have been unable to run tests for proper diagnosis.
A community leader, Alhaji Ibrahim lamented the high cost of drugs in the country, he advised the government at all levels to subsidize drugs in order to make quality health care accessible to all Nigerians.