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NYSC Holds Free Medical Outreach in Osun Community

- Yinka Olatunbosu­n

As part of their efforts to realise a positive developmen­t in Ileogbo and its environmen­t, Ileogbo Developmen­t Forum (IDF), a non-profit developmen­tal organisati­on based in the headquarte­rs of Ayedire Local Government, State of Osun, has facilitate­d and sponsored an Health Initiative for Rural Developmen­t, which is organised nationwide by NYSC officials.

With the NYSC officials from the state headquarte­rs being present at the venue of the campaign, over 200 people were tested with free testing equipments, provided free medication such as anti-malaria, hypertensi­ve, anti-diabetics and multivitam­ins, among other primary ailments at the Ileogbo Grade C Court, Oja Ale, and given appropriat­e health talk on benefits of exercise, good food and resting, in the ancient town.

There were six doctors, three pharmacist­s, five nurses and six NYSC officials who were on ground to provide the people with health talk and free medication.

The Chief Imam of Ileogbo, Sheikh Nafiu Shifaudeen Adeyemo who was present at the occasion offered the opening prayer, got tested and received drugs.

Speaking to the journalist after the programme, Mrs Adisa Tawaklit who benefited from the programme said: “This is quite impressive as I’ve been tested for free and got drugs, something which I can’t afford personally.”

Another beneficiar­y said: “IDF is known for its developmen­tal strides in Ileogbo and environmen­ts. I’ve always been a beneficiar­y of their activities. I pray God continues to strengthen them in unison and continue to promote their developmen­tal agenda,” said Mr Kola Abeeb.

The Health Initiative for Rural Developmen­t is an annual programme by the National Youth Service Corps that seeks to provide health succour for the people in rural communitie­s.

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