By Edith Igbokwe
In commemoration of this year’s Osolo Day Celebration, a Pan-Awori Socio-Cultural group, Awori Top Development Association has organized free medical program for the elderly.
The medical program was one of the programs earmarked for the week-long celebration which commenced on Sunday, 30th October and climaxed on Saturday, 5th November.
The program held at Isolo Dr. Nurudeen Olowopopo Memorial Clinic, Isolo featured free screening and medication for various non-communicable diseases.
According to the Governor General of the association, Engr. Musbau Dorishamu Alimi, the program was the group’s way of participating in the celebration and giving back to the community. He added that this is not the first time it will be catering for the elderly as such was done on two previous occasion to commemorate Osolo Day.
Dorishamu added that no fewer than 150 beneficiaries were captured with the program noting that those who couldn’t be treated on the spot were referred to any of the partnering medical centres for free diagnosis and treatment.
‘We are delighted to do this again, our noble association has seen it as a duty to commemorate Osolo Day in a unique way and that’s what we’ve done by providing free medical services for our elderly, no fewer than 150 people were tested and given medications for various non-communicable ailments. I will like to use this medium to commend members of our dear association for their financial commitment and sacrifices as well as corporate organizations that supported us,” he said.
On his part, a member of the Board of Trustees (BOT) Hon. Samson Aremu Fatoye specifically commended the partnering hospitals and pharmaceutical companies for their support in making the program a success.
Speaking with one of the beneficiaries, Mrs. Fasilat Alimi, she commended the group for the free health mission as she explained that she’d longed for what the group had in stock to commemorate this year’s Osolo Day hitherto.
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