Join govts to uplift the less privileged, Nigerians charged
By Kemi Olatunde
Nigerians have been advised to compliment government efforts by making meaningful impact on their immediate environment.
Convener of a Non Governmental Organisation, Miteda Wellness Initiative, Dr. (Mrs) Adefunmilola Williams Daodu gave the advice during a press briefing in Akure.
According to her, it was crucial for all to be concerned about championing the cause of reaching those in the remote area who enjoy less government intervention.
Daodu commended government efforts in bringing improvement to health sector noting that the contribution of all is needed in achieving a more vibrant sector.
The group according to her is passionate about improving the health status of citizens of the state especially those in the rural areas through screening on diabetes, HIV, Hepatitis among others, attending to emergency cases, oral health, eye screening as well as donation of free eye glasses during outreaches.
She noted that the group is also in collaboration with some organizations within and outside the country especially in the area of training and donation of equipment to some hospitals in the state.
The 2019 edition of the outreach which is the seventh edition according to her features screening, treatment and follow on diabetes, eye health, oral health, breast and cervical cancer among others.
Soliciting for partnership, she hinted that over 5000 people have benefitted for the activities of the group in the last a seven years in the state.
However, she added that festival of surgery is in the pipeline for breast lump and other minor surgery in year 2020.
Collaborating her points, a member of the group, Dr. Stephen Fagbemi who stated that the initiative evolved out of an individual’s desire to contribute her quota to the development of the society, stated that it comprises over 250 experts in different fields who are out to make a difference.
While commending government for its support for the group in the last seven years, stated that it has always make available facilities and health workers to work with.