Tue. May 21st, 2024
By Aderogba George
Cynthia Okeke Charity Foundation, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), on Tuesday, provided free medical services to the residents of Apo Dutse Community in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)
Its Founder, Mrs Ebelechukwu-Cynthia Okeke, said that the foundation took its free quarterly medical outreach to the community in Abuja because it discovered that the residents had no access to medical services.
The medical outreach, with the theme  “Bring Me Hope Medical Outreach”, was organised by the foundation in collaboration with the Fight against Malaria Foundation, an NGO and the National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA).
Okeke said the purpose of the programme was to create a world where individuals could have access to free medical services.
“This outreach is to give back to the community. When we did our research, we found out that a lot of people do not have access to medical services in this community; we have come to carry out this free medical test.
“We are partnering with the Fight Against Malaria Foundation, also an NGO; and NACA; to provide free malaria tests; HIV tests; blood pressure; blood sugar and others.
“We will be giving the people free health talk, free consultation; free medication and refer those who have complicated cases to the hospital. We will also give out free mosquito nets to families.
“We are going to give out pads, pant liners to teenage girls, we are going to give gifts to adults and children,’’ Okeke said.
In his remarks, Alhaji Ishaku Sagbeda, the District Head of Apo Dutse, thanked the foundation for bringing medical outreach to his community.
Sagbeda, whose domain comprises of  Lokogoma, Damangada and Durumi 3, said that a lot of organisations had come to run tests for the residents of the community, but they had not been giving them good drugs.
He commended the foundation for making good drugs available to the people, expressing community’s willing to work with the foundation.
Mr Jide Adekunle, a beneficiary, said the foundation’s free medical services really helped him in addressing malaria he had been battling for the past two weeks.
Adekunle added that he needed medication on malaria but he could not afford to buy the drugs due to the economic situation of the country.
Mrs Grace Enyi, another beneficiary, also thanked the NGO for providing her medical treatment, saying that she did not have money to treat herself. (NAN)

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