Ikorodu monarch, others organise free medical screening 


By Abimbola Joseph


CITIZENS COMPASS —The Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Oba Kabiru Shotobi, on Friday, January 5, 2024, partnered a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) to organise free medical services for the people of Ikorodu. 

The event took place at Ayangburen palace where the monarch advised residents to priotise their health for good and better living.

Citizens Compass reports that the medical outreach was organised in conjunction with A Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Global Institute For Healthcare Advancement (GIHCA), the monarch and Lagos Health District 2.

The NGO distributed noodles and some items to the beneficiaries and gave N10,000 to those offered refferal letter to advance on their health.

The NGO performed medical consultation, screening on disease like; blood sugar, blood pressure, health talk and education.

Shotobi, advised residents not to be careless about their health and appealed to them to follow the instructions of the medical professionals on how best they can maintain their health.

“It is of great joy to see our son who has travelled abroad and returned to give back to the community because the government cannot do it alone.

“People should not be careless of their health, they should listen to professional advise and make their health a priority,” Ayangburen said.

Speaking, Dr Adeyemi Gafari, Coordinator, GIHCA said the idea behind the outreach was to give back to the community where so much was given to him.

Gafar, a fellow of Indiana University school of medicine United State of America( U.S.A) appreciated the monarch and Lagos State health district 2 for their support with a promise to do more.

“The idea is about giving back to the community where I grew up. I am highly encouraged with the turnout and the support given to me by the monarch.

“I just want all the beneficiaries to take good care of their health and monitor what they eat to avoid different kind of diseases,” he said.

Earlier, Dr Ramat Adesesan, Head, Lagos health district 2, warned beneficiaries to follow advice giving to them by medical professionals and ensure they take drugs as prescribed.

Adesesan also urged the public they take their health very seriously by engaging in exercise and properly the type of food they eat to avoid common diseases like Hypertension and blood sugar.

On a sideline, the monarch offered free Jamb forms to 120 students seeking admission into higher institutions of learning and urged them to read and prepare very well to score good mark.

Shotobi urged them to take advantage of the free JAMB and make their respective parents proud by scoring high marks.

Also speaking, Federal Lawmaker Mr Babajimi Benson encouraged the beneficiaries to study hard adding that education is the bedrock that bridges gap between the rich and the poor.

Citizens Compass reports that the free jamb form was sponsored by Prince Yemi Sopitan while the federal lawmaker and the monarch presented the forms to each candidate.


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