By Sodiq Lawal
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi has commended the effort of United State based Medical Doctors who are currently in Ile- Ife for free medical test.
Addressing the press on Monday at the free medical test ceremony held at Ooni’s palace, the Monarch appreciated the Doctors for assisting the residents of the accent city to understand their medical status for a suitable healthy living and identification diseases at early stage.
He said “there is nothing in our life that is more valuable than good health. Without health there is no happiness, no peace and no success”
“A person with bad health cannot enjoy the pleasure of being wealthy. Health is more valuable than money. Money cannot buy health and happiness. But a healthy person remains in a state of bliss and happiness” Ooni said.
Ooni prayed for the progress of the US based doctors.
However, the 20-man collaborative team of physicians, surgeons and medical support staff was sponsored by the Ife Ooye North America (IONA) in collaboration with Mercy Said No Foundation and IFEMED Alumni Association and Friends of IFEMED.
The medical mission include free medical clinics at the Ooni’s palace; and a full day of ‘Campus’ clinics, health fair, preventive/public health activities, including screenings for diabetes, hypertension and some communicable diseases which started from 17th of April and will end on 21st of April.
Mr Olabisi Jagun, leader of the team stated that the program is to encourage people to regularly check their health status and adopt affordable means of managing their health condition adding that, sound health is the bedrock of development of the community.
Meanwhile, Ife City News gathered that over 500 people living in the ancient city have benefited from the program.
One of the patient, Mr Yunus Odewale described the programme as a good initiatives that as assisted the less privileged and appealed for thecontinuation of the program.