BY SODIQ LAWAL
Senator Babajide Omoworare representing Osun East Senatorial District, Senator during the weekend organized free medical tests for over 500 people in Ile – Ife held Oranmiyan Memorial Grammar School in Ife.
The medical tests includes urine tests, eye checkup, renal status among others diseases. The medical outreach was organized in collaboration Live Kidney Foundation, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Lions Recycle For Sight and many others.
Omoworare said he organized the medical tests to assist the people of his senatorial district to understand their medical status for a sustainable healthy living and ensure that people are free from all kind of diseases.
He stated that the program is among others to encourage people to regularly check their health status and adopt affordable means of managing their health condition saying sound health is the bedrock of development of any society.
According to him, there is need to reverse the trend of travelling abroad for treatment adding that government at all levels must demonstrate more commitment to the provision of modern medical facilities to prevent untimely that in increase human productivity.
He said “there is need for massive procurement of modern equipment and regular training for our medical practitioners to clearly understand and apply global development in medical sector to regain the confidence of Nigerians who often prefer foreign medical treatment.
“The feedback I got today was that majority of the people are with different kind of diseases, therefore, the government needs to find a concrete solution to these.”
A kidney specialist, Mrs Peru Adeniyi said almost 90% of people she attended to have high blood pressure which is a symptom of kidney failure and other life threatening diseases
One of the patient, Mr Adekunke Okunola said the program is very good and appealed for the continuation of the program.
Also, a patient, Mrs Folashade Oduroye said the program would reduce untimely death and enhanced the standard of living of the people.