The Ikorodu General Hospital, Imota Annex that was known for low patronage was brought alive yesterday, Monday, 14th of November, 2022 as Imota Student’s Union hosts the Day-3 program of ISUWEEK’22 tagged; Free Medical Check Up, Drugs/Health & Waste Management Enlightenment in the hospital’s compound.

The program which is one of the most anticipated in the annual line-up of programs of ISU WEEK witnessed the presence of twenty-six (26) medical personnel which include; doctors, pharmacists, laboratory officials, pharmacists, environmental officials, health educators and auxiliary nurses which attended to two hundred and thirty-one (231) elders which ages ranges from 16 – 80+years and children from 1 – 15years.

First to speak was the Public Relation Officer, Ikorodu General Hospital, Mr. Saheed Yekini, speaking the local dialect, Ijebu, and translating to Yoruba and English, he encouraged the participants to make use of the general hospital in the community, discouraged improper waste disposal culture and also sensitize the people on the need to subscribe to ilere eko, an health insurance scheme of Lagos state government. The people were so happy for the way he speaks and also for assuring them that, they will not leave not until the last person is attended to by the doctor.

Speaking to our correspondence, Comrade Adenusi David Olamide, the Chairman, ISUWEEK’22 Organising Committee said, ” this program is organized to sensitize our people of the dangers of drug abuse, improper waste disposal and also to avail the people the opportunity of a free diagnosis, free consultations with doctors, free eye check up service and free drugs.” Speaking further, he noted that, “most of the people in the community fall under the low income earners, and while struggling to put three square meal on the table, they barely have left over resources to be spent on checkup and other medical services. Hence, the organization of this program”.

The Health Educator from Ikorodu General Hospital, advised the participants to often check their B.P and visit the general hospital equipped with qualified medical professional and updated facilities for checkup and not to wait till they are overwhelmed with health issues before visiting hospital. She also advised against drug abuse and discouraged the practices of going to the pharmaceutical shops without a doctor prescription.

Speaking to the participants, the Environmental Health Official, charged all the participants to be conscious of their environment, because there can only be a healthy living, if the environment is clean. She advised the participants to sort their wastes; the biodegradable to a container and the none biodegradable to be sorted in another container; all should be in a container with covered lid placed at the front of the house.

According to one of the participants who identified himself as Oklaho, he said “this program is one program people always look out for in the community. It gives us the opportunity to see doctors, get health related advise and free drugs. He appreciated Imota Student’s Union for the opportunity and wished every members of the union well in all their endeavours”.

The President of Imota Student’s Union, Comrade Ogunbowale Olatayo Bodunrin appreciated the Director of Ikorodu General Hospital for collaborating with the union. “I’m deeply indebted to the Director of Ikorodu General Hospital for partnering with the union. They supplied us with drugs and personnel and that really boosted our coverage. Also, I want to appreciate all the public and government hospital in Imota and Agbowa that released their personnel for the outreach. More so, I’m also indeed grateful for the presence of His Royal Highness, Oba Mufashir Bakare Agoro, the Ranodu of Imota and the Olufoworesete II.

It is important to note that ISUWEEK’22 programs still continue, and while am so grateful for the kind gestures of our supporters, I also want to call for more supports. We really do have lot of programs and projects that target all age brackets, especially the students in Imota and its environs and we are currently running out of the resources to execute the programs and projects. Hence, we call on all and sundry to come to our aid, so that together, we can build Imota community of our dreams”. He concluded.


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