TCW holds free medical outreach, cautions against self-medication
As part of efforts aimed at improving living standards of women, members of The Complete Woman (TCW) recently held free medical outreach even as they cautioned against self-medication.
Speaking during the outreach held at Police College, Ikeja, in Lagos recently, the Convener of TCW, Mrs. Tunrayo Falade said there was series of Health Talk, free check-ups and consultations, cervical screening, breast examination, dental check-up, eye screening, blood pressure, sugar level, family planning, free distribution of drugs and mosquito nets were distributed.
The event was supported by National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Emzor Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, Vitabiotics Nigeria and Ikeja Local Government. Falade disclosed that “we had close to 300 women, who participated and the aim of the outreach is to sensitise women and create awareness about sicknesses that women come down with these days. We noticed that a lot of women die from treatable diseases that could have been prevented and properly managed.”She further cautioned women against self-medication, saying they should only consult medical professionals.
Specifically, she urged the beneficiaries, to pay attention to their health due to the rampant sicknesses women faced with in recent times.
On her expectations after the event, she said “the participants are now aware they have to do medical check-up regularly, examine their breast every morning. The goal is for women to be healthier than before. Women are the heart of the family. If women are exposed to this awareness, they will transfer it to their families.”
Similarly, the Facilitator, Efe Dunoi-Afam, observed that women often fail to look after their health because of their busy schedule.
She added: “We have set aside time like this to look at their health and make them realise the need to take care of themselves.”