Collectives Club partners Ogun to provide free medicare for 800 residents

The Ogun State Government in conjunction with the Collectives Club of Sagamu has organised a free medical outreach which would reach no fewer than 800 residents within the length and breadth of Remoland.

Declaring the four-day outreach open in Sagamu, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, said that the present administration in Ogun State is willing to partner any well meaning organisations, groups and individuals in bringing qualitative healthcare to the doorstep of all and sundry.

Coker, who was represented by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Health, Dr. Tayo Lawal,  said that the Prince Dapo Abiodun led government had in the last three years embarked on a complete revamping of the health sector.

She said that the government had effectively touched the three tiers of the system, including primary health care, secondary and tertiary care respectively with renovation, equipping and staffing of the health facilities. 

The Commissioner,  described the four-day screening and treatment which border on diabetes, malaria, blood pressure, prostate surface antigent, dental and eye organised by the Collectives Club in collaboration with the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital ( OOUTH), as timely considering the number of people in need of care in these areas. 

"A healthy people make a healthy nation. This present government in Ogun State is open to collaboration from individuals and organisations in taking the health sector higher, " Commissioner said.

Also speaking, the Chief Medical Director, OOUTH, Dr. Olubumi Fatungase, said beneficiaries have easy access to the tertiary health facility in case of referral, affirming that the Ogun State Government is committed to giving healthcare to indigents.  

In his remarks, the President of the club, Engr. Wole Ogunsanya, said that good health was a necessary requirement for anyone to effectively function in the society, pointing out that there is enough drugs for more than 1,000 people in the course of the week. 

Ogunsanya, while reeling out the time-table for the week, said that Thursday would be for eye care to the extent to free surgeries for cases beyond free glasses, adding that dental issues would be attended to on Friday.

Speaking with newsmen, the Social Secretary of the Club and Chairman of the outreach,  Mr.  Adekoya Akinwunmi, said beneficiaries have freely come from different parts of Remoland irrespective of tribe, noting that partnership with OOUTH would enhance follow-up treatment at no cost.

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