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NGOs Provide Free Medical Treatment To 7000 Osun Residents

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As part of providing free medical access to the people of Osun State,Careerbridge Foundation in conjunction with Communitywide Charities organized six days free medical outreach for over 7000 citizens of the state.

The beneficiaries who stormed Ijebu-Ijesa General Hospital and Ilesha General Hospital applauded the kindly gesture provided by the two NGOs on general surgeries, free medical examination, treatment, physiotherapy, Dental, Eyes Examination Distribution of reading glasses and Health Insurance Enrollment.

Speaking about the program, the Chief Executive Officer of the Careerbridge Foundation, Modupe Olowodansi said the objective of the Free Medical outreach is to reduce untimely death caused by preventable diseases.

He further said that problem facing health sector in Nigeria is a call to every organization or group which are capable of of providing free medical programs in order to ease total healthcare burden from the government.

While expressing his displeasure on negligence of the wealthy people in the society to assist the poor he said “In Africa many people who are rich neglect the needies with their health condition.

“We choose the state hospitals to meet with grassroots who fund it difficult to go to hospital in urban for ordinary medical check up.

He noted that “Only rich people that can fly by air to access medical treatment it hard to see poor people abroad and there is no different between reach and poor.

“At Ijebu-Jesa in a three days free medical programme that started on 26 of Augusts and roundup on 28th, while Ilesha is expected to run for three between 29th and 31st same month.

“We have recorded 40 Cataract and 40 General Surgery at the free medical treatment done in Ijebu-Jesa General Hospital.”

He also explained that 250 general surgeries will be carried and added that over 1300 people are expected to benefit from the NGO reading glasses distribution.

“All the doctors we brought to this programme are from different hospitals in Nigeria base on their reference.

“This our third free medical outreach at Careerbridge Foundation and this year will have collaboration with Community wide Charities led by Sola Muyide and his one that brought down to Osun to organized the programme.

“We combined prayer with our medical assistant, God has set us to the sicks we cannot neglect this mission we want to make sure our people were health

“The good legacy of Awolowo scored him to remain in the mind of the people with the legacy he left behind. We are using our resources, strength, money, passion and everything we have to serve humanity especially on
healthcare accessibility ” Olowodansi added.

In the same vain, Adewale Joseph,who coordinated arm of insurance scheme of the NGO said, “We give drugs to those that their condition does not require undergoing surgery and registered them under health insurance scheme”

He added that 2000 people that were enrolled into Careerbridge Foundation insurance scheme both in Ilesha and ijebu-jesa would be placed under viable hospitals and would be renewable yearly by the NGO.

One of the beneficiary, Tosin Bamidele, a resident of Ilesa, disclosed that he has been suffering from Hernia problem for over 25 years.

While appreciating the NGO he said ” I really thank Careerbridge Foundation for organizing this programme which enable me to undergo a successful operation”.

Bamidele urged the government to increase it activities on the health care delivery in the state to save lives of the citizens.

Oladipupo Ajayi, however, charged the government to be proactive on it citizens health, saying it is important to to save people lives than hulding the money on wasteful project.

He appealed to the foundation not to relent with it programme on healthcare services which he said has put smile on faces of many families.

“I will continue to pray for the two foundations for the favour they did to me, I have been suffering for Hemorrhoid disease for last 8 years I stay at home because there is no money but today Careerbridge Foundation and Communitywide has made the story changed” he said.

Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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