Ijegun residents benefit from free medical surgeries

No fewer than 34 people have benefitted from free medical surgeries intervention in the ongoing medical outreach in Ijegun area of Lagos State.The surgeries intervention include thyroid, hernia, fibroid, and appendix.
Also, no fewer than 350 people with eye problems and different ailments were screened and given free treatment, pairs of eye glasses, drugs, among other at the outreach.
Also, 1072 persons benefits from Foundation’s free eye care in EdoThe four days outreach was organised by the Soyuznik Alumni Association of Nigeria, an association of graduates of institutions of higher learning from countries in the defunct USSR.
It was in partnership with the Maciland Hospital, Ijegun, Lagos, offering free medical surgeries, free eye screening and glasses to people of Ijegun, a Lagos suburb.
Briefing newsmen, Dr Lasisi Durojaiye, Chairman of the association, Lagos branch, said the idea of the outreach was conceived in 2016.
“Initially, our members taught how will it be possible, and I said it is possible if we have a way.
“We were afraid of availability of funds initially, but we thank God, it is a reality now.
“We studied in Soviet Union free of charge on scholarship. It was heaven on heart for us, because most of us come from humble background.
“With the exposure we got, and with what was happening there, coming back home, and to our root, we taught of giving back to our society and our community.
“This is the maiden outreach, and with God on our side, it will be a continuous exercise,” Durojaiye said.
Commenting, Mr Wale Akinbo, Chairman Joint Community Development Association, Ijegun, thanked the association for its wonderful developmental efforts aimed at improving health status of the people.
“This is the first time a gesture like this is coming to our community. We can see that such event has a lot of financial implications.
“Residents in this area initially thought it is not free, but when I persuaded them to come and that it is free, they all came out. We can see the turn out.
“We urge the medical team to bring it back to our community again or on quarterly basis.
“The free medical outreach programme will benefit people of the community immensely,” he said.
Commenting, Mrs Kehinde Olajide, a Food Seller, who benefited from surgery, thanked the organisers for coming to assist the residents.
Olajide said, “I am happy theP surgery is free. I feel a little relief, and I couldn’t believe it when I heard of it on radio.”
Also, an elderly man from the community, Mr Moshood Omigbule, appreciated the association for bringing the medical outreach to his neighborhood.
“The programme is very encouraging. I see it as a good compliment to the government’s efforts in delivering effective healthcare services to the people.
“I urge them to continue from one area to another for our people have access to free medical services,” he said.ReplyForward

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