145 Benefits From Kogi CSDA Supported Free Medical Outreach in Okene

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No less than 145 persons with different health challenges have benefit from a free medical program in Anyava community, Okene local government area of Kogi state.

The medical outreach organized by Anyava Community Clinic Health Workers in partnership with the Kogi State Community and Social Development Agency (KGCSDA) held on Sunday.

Declaring the event open, General Manager of Kogi CSDA, Chief Momoh Dauda said the medical outreach was organized to carter for the health needs of the vulnerable and elderly people in Anyava Community.

Momoh promised more support from the Kogi state government towards community self-help projects in the state.

He explained that the outreach was part of the lined-up activities for the commissioning of the Community Development Plan supported by the Kogi State Community and Social Development Agency (KGCSDA) which consists of a motorised borehole and clinic renovation under the Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus Programme (NG-CARES).

The Community Project Management Committee Chairman, Mallam Salawu Okikiri, expressed willingness to sustain the programme for the benefit of the vulnerable people of the area.

Okikiri called on the well meaning individuals in Kogi state to assist the community clinic in funding the next phase of the programme.

Health challenges ranging from malaria, hypertension, diabetes, arthritis and rheumatism were attended to at the outreach. Random Blood Sample Test (RBS) was also carried out to ascertain the sugar level in diabetic patients. The program afforded the vulnerable and elderly people in and around Okene LGA the opportunity to be provided with free medical attention and appropriate referrals.

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