2023 project commenced! This time a free medical outreach which was solicited by Hon. Dr Samuel Babatunde Adejare for Agege constituency was anchored in four Local Government Areas chosen by the community leaders; Blueroof Hall Shofunde Busstop, Agbedeyi Street, Orile-Agege Descendant Hall, Ifesowapo tyre market, Mangoro and Shiaba Street, Agege.
The program commenced with awareness and publicity via radio stations and engagement of community leaders. A health talk on safety health practices such as personal hygiene, importance of exercise , regular checkups, prevention of diseases and understanding of the body. It was a very educative and interactive session between the residents in Agege constituency and the doctor who addressed and enlightened the public .
Free medical tests for HIV, blood sugar level, blood pressure, breast screening and cervical screenings, dental check and deworming for children was provided for all who were present for the screening exercise. Health counselling along side free consultation with medical doctors and free prescriptions afterwards was carried out for all . Over 10,000 persons were reached via on-air messages. A total of four communities were used for the outreach and 6 schools for dental and deworming checks. A total of 9,442persons were screened and 442 children had dental abnormalities, 200 persons had high blood sugar readings, 7 HIV positive patients, 381 patients with undetected High Blood Pressure (they were given free medications and prescriptions), 2003 children were dewormed and 822 received Basic treatments. with general ailments and basic routine drugs were given to them.
Positive patients were referred to tertiary care for further assessment and care. We also had to follow up via phone calls and text messages which proved successful.
Health professionals were employed for this project and they delivered beyond expectation. The patience, empathy, communication and professionalism was commendable. The residents were grateful for both the opportunity and the professionals sent to care for them.