No fewer than 3,000 residents of Ada in Boripa Local Government Area of Osun State have benefited from the ongoing free medical services organised by Mount David Hospital, Ada.
Medical doctors from different areas of specialisation in Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife were engaged by Mount David Hospital, Ada to treat the residents.
CityMirrorNews reports that the beneficiaries, who are mainly old women, men and pregnant women, came out en masse for the free health services.
Over hundred (100) persons have also undergone successful surgeries under Mount David Hospital Free Medical Outreach in the area
Speaking, the Chairman, Mount David Hospital, Mr Bode Adediji said the notion behind the free medical services was to bring medical succor to the less privileged at the Boripe Local Government Area of osun state.
Adediji during the exercise said “I believe that healthy citizens translate to a healthy nation,” as he enjoined everyone to take the issue of their health seriously at all times, irrespective of what they do.
He also advised those who cannot afford medical treatment to always take due advantage of opportunities like this one.
The Chairman told our Correspondent that over 100 successful surgeries have been carried out during the outreach
He said surgeries were performed on patients with fibroid, inguinal hernia, goitre, appendicitis, parotid tumour, glaucoma, goitre and other severed cases.
He further explained that the exercise aimed at meeting the needs of the underprivileged by providing free healthcare services in communities.
“The notion behind this is to help humanity, to help community. There are a lot of people out there suffering from different kind of illness. In community like this, we find out that there are two major things that responsible for this, first is ignorance and another one is poverty”.
Adediji said the outreach was a salvation for the patients. “Most of them don’t have much money to go to the hospital, some have gone to the hospitals and they’re given bills they couldn’t pay – so, this is their only hope.
Over 3000 persons have benefited from the services that started last week with screening and it would end on Friday.
Services offered includes, laboratory test, blood pressure test, dental checkup and treatment, eye checkup and treatment, free consultation, free surgeries, free drugs, and counselling.
While commending the organiser of the programme, a 66-year-old beneficiary retired civil servant, Mr John Ojo, said he has been waiting for this opportunity and fortunately he was opportune to attend the open medical outreach organized by Mount David Hospital.
Ojo added that he was able to consult the doctor, who listened to his complaints, educated him on diet modification and gave drugs for free.”
Also speaking, a 39-year-old food vendor, Mrs Bola Olawale said she would for ever be thankful to the organiser who she described as philanthropist, praying that God will continue to bless him.”
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