More than 500 residents in Ikorodu have benefited from the free medical programmes which are part of the ongoing 30th Ikorodu – Oga Day Carnival.
The medical mission was an initiative of the Omo Alausa Foundation, an humanitarian group, in conjunction with the Ikorodu-Oga Development Association (IKODASS), the organizers of the Ikorodu – Oga Carnival.
At the programme themed, ‘Super Heroes, Super Health’, held at the Ikorodu Town Hall, various tests like Body Mass Index (BMI), Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose Level and Prostate Specific were conducted for residents.
There was also consultations and free distributions of drugs.
Dr Taiwo Tijani, the Medical Director, Omo Alausa Foundation, said that the turnout was large and commended IKODASS for allowing them to reach out to Ikorodu residents.
“Residents have been coming in for the free health services that we are here to provide. Over 500 have so far being attended to”, he said.
“Aside consultations and tests, we also provided them with free drugs and made referrals. There is a referral involving a hepatitis resident”, he added.
The Director of Mobilisation, Mr Chima Jeremiah Amaechi who also spoke with our reporter, said that the foundation assists less privileged, widows, special people and others in self development by empowering and assisting them.
He said that the foundation operates in the five divisions of Lagos State.
“At Omo Eko foundation, we provide employment for those in need, free health care for the less privileged and focus on the eradication of poverty”, he said.
“We are a humanitarian organization. We also provide GCE and JAMB forms for students to assist those that cannot afford them but are interested in education.
“Also, our foundation provides soft loans for petty and small scale traders to assist their businesses to grow. We build toilet and water facilities in communities that are in need”, he added.