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Rotary Club of Lagos Palmgrove Estate screens 302 at Family Health Days 2022

Rotary Club of Lagos Palmgrove Estate’s Secretariat, Ilupeju, one of the 36 centres created in Lagos and Ogun states to carry out free screening on ailments ranging from malaria, hepatitis

Rotarian Uzunmas Kalu (left); Rot. Aderemi Pelumi; Rot. Ukwuegbu Onyinye; President-elect, Rot. Kunal Sanghvi; IPP Rot. Chandra Nalode and Interactor Pakhi Singhal at the camp

Rotary club of Lagos Palmgrove Estate carried out free screening on ailments ranging from malaria, hepatitis, HIV, hypertension, and blood sugar among others for 302 Ilupeju community members and its environs at its Secretariat in Ilupeju on one of the two-day Rotary Family Health Days 2022.

The residents of the community came out in large numbers despite the downpour to take advantage of the exercise.

Beneficiaries made up of 211 adults, and 91 children including teenagers benefitted from the programme, which was organised by Rotary Action Group for Family Health Aids Prevention, Rotary International, District 9110, Lagos, and Ogun states.

Speaking at the event, the President-elect, Rotary Club of Lagos Palmgrove Estate, Rotarian Kunal Sanghvi, hinged the success of the event on the support of Rotary Action Group for Family Health and Aids Prevention, Caring Community Creators, as well as Interactors and Rotaractors,

“We have three doctors on the ground made up of two Indians and one Nigerian including pharmacists who are attending to the patients, prescribing the right drugs, and giving referrals where necessary either to the district or general hospital.

“We are distributing more than 100 mosquito nets to pregnant women, nursing mothers, and aged mothers, and at the end of the day, we would achieve the objective of this camp,” he said.

He also lauded the support of drug companies who for the past eight years have been assisting the club with drugs for those who need them after checking their health status.

Sanghvi said the club looks forward to carrying out 3,000 free cataract surgeries in partnership with Indo-Eye Hospital, Airport road, organise blood donation camp, distributing sanitary pads to public schools, donating desks and benches to identified public schools, engaging in tree planting as well as beautification of the community.

National Programme Director, Rotary Family Health Day, Past District Governor, Rotarian Bola Oyebade, on a routine visit to the camp with his entourage, expressed satisfaction at the well-organised camp and scored the club 100 per cent.

One of the doctors, Dr. Kafila Dauda, commended the organisers of the event and advised Nigerians to check their health status regularly.

Changemaker President, Rotaract Club of LASCOHET, Rotaract Paul Oluwatobi, said members of the Rotaract club were happy to identify with their mother club, who also disclosed that his club carried out numerous projects during his service year.