The Rotary Club of Abuja Federal, District 9125, has organised free medical outreach for residents of Piwoyi community in the Federal Capital Territory.
It was reported that the outreach –“Rotary Family Health Days” — was organised in collaboration with Silver Cross Hospital.
Dr Patrick Ezie, President of the club, said the programme was aimed at providing basic healthcare services to residents of rural communities that “do not have the finances to major health facilities.
“This outreach was done in collaboration with Silver Cross Hospital, which provided the free ultrasound scans for pregnant women, HIV testing and counseling and eye screening, among others.
“The major aim of this outreach is to reduce the spread of communicable and non-communicable diseases in the community.
“We are also going to provide diabetes and sugar level screening, polio immunisation, deworming of kids and adults, family planning counseling and malaria screening.
“So far and as of the gains of the free screening, two women have been diagnosed with polyhydramnios that is a medical condition in which pregnant women have excess amniotic fluid”.
A beneficiary, Mr Mike Mba, commended the club for the free medical outreach and the drugs given to them.
Another beneficiary, Mrs Helen Abu, a pregnant woman, also commended the club for giving her the opportunity to undergo an ultrasound scan as well the mosquito net given to her.
Reports showed that the event featured distribution of sanitary pads, condoms, face masks, drugs, eye glasses and insecticide treated nets.