Over One Hundred and Fifty (150) people benefitted from the free healthcare program organized by the Ibadan Elite Chapter of the Junior Chamber International, JCI Ibadan Elite, on Saturday morning at Agodi Gate in Ibadan.
JCI Ibadan Elite is a leadership development organization deeply committed to making a positive impact within the community.
Part of the free healthcare services include a malaria test, Hepatitis B test, BMI check, Blood glucose level test, Blood Pressure test, HIV test, Free Consultation, and Free Medication. The program was a project for the new members of the local organization (LO) and was in partnership with Gene Laboratory Services, and fellow local organization, JCI UCH.
The 2023 president of the organization, JCIN Amb. Lanre Alawode noted that observing the prevalence of preventable illnesses, particularly within a crucial sector essential for the community’s growth and development, they have chosen to initiate community health driven with the primary focus on transportation workers, a substantial portion of whom lack access to adequate healthcare.
“Our goal is to enhance health awareness among spare parts dealers and drivers, emphasizing the significance of regular health check-ups, preventive measures, and the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle.
“Furthermore, we aim to provide complimentary essential medical services, including blood pressure assessments, glucose level tests, and general health consultations, to detect potential health issues at an early stage.
“This health drive perfectly aligns with our mission to effect positive change in our communities, he concluded.
While giving his address, the chairman of the project, JC Oladeni Timothy, emphasized one of the major mantras drawn from the last part of the organization’s creed, “Service to humanity is the best work of life,” said, that alone made it possible for them not to just organize, but to bringing such a remarkable project closer to the people, especially for individuals who rarely do medical checkup.
He, then, appreciates all the participants for making themselves available for the free health services, alongside his committee members which include the 2023 new members, JCI UCH, Gene Laboratory, Board Members, and the entire membership of the LO, for supporting wholeheartedly every step of the way.
Prior to the test and medication, the Health Talk lecture was delivered by Dr. Nkechi Iwuala, Dr. David Ogbondeminu, Dr. Anuoluwapo Okunola, and Dr.Philip Alabi who focused their talk on balanced diet, sleeping habits, alcohol consumption, keeping a hygienic environment, drug abuse amongst many others.
Questions and answers were taken from the participants before the commencement of the screening, consultation, and medication to over one hundred and fifty (150) participants, free of charge.
Some of the participants expressed their unwavering appreciation to the organization for bringing such an opportunity to their doorstep, which could have cost them a huge amount of money if they were to visit a hospital or any medical outfit to get the various tests done.