JCI takes free medical outreach to Lagos council
To ensure a healthy community, JCI Lagos, in collaboration with the Onigbongo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) has given free treatment and drugs to over 300 residents of the council area.
The group also renovated the Oregun Primary Health Centre and donated medical equipment, which included infra-red thermometers, weighing scale, height measurement, gloves, cleaning materials, buckets, washing soaps and treated mosquito nets among others.
President of JCI Lagos, Mr. Laolu Owolabi, said the outreach was part of their health project ‘Smile’, which seeks to achieve one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations (UN).
“We are a group of young people who work with partners to bring succour to indigent children, pregnant women and the elderly. The medical outreach is an annual project where we go to communities with our limited resources, to touch lives and make an impact.”
Chairman of Onigbongbo LCDA, Mr. Francis Babatunde Oke, commended the initiative, saying his administration is passionate about the health of its citizen. He enjoined the youths to look for innovative ways of contributing positively to society, as government cannot do it alone.