Rotary club takes coronavirus awareness, medical outreach to Amuwo
With the escalation of the coronavirus to eight confirmed cases in the country, the Rotary Club of Amuwo, District 9110, Lagos, at the weekend took coronavirus awareness and medical outreach to Shoba community of Amuwo Odofin, Lagos State.
The convener and chair Service Project of the club, Rtn. Goni Zakari, said the project came at a time when people need it most as the awareness on COVID-19 must be taken to all parts of the country and segments of the society.
“We decided to bring our own expertise with the King’s Medical Consultancies to assist the less privileged in this area with medical outreach and reorient them on essence of keeping good hygiene, especially in this era of coronavirus. Because malaria is still claiming lives, we also provided malaria treatment, HIV tests, and checked their blood pressure.”
On his message on how to prevent coronavirus, he said: “People should wash their hands regularly, try to avoid physical contacts, limit going into large crowd areas, should not touch their nose or their eyes with their hands and should take lots of vitamins.”
President of the club, Rtn. Francis Ogugua, said they embarked on the project because most people do not have access to affordable healthcare. “Whenever people get sick, they take to herbs, which is not advisable. We decided to come to the community, run some checks and give out drugs to people who need them.
One of the beneficiaries, Mrs. Grace Okunola, thanked the club for the gesture. “I never knew I had high blood pressure but the test revealed it today and I have been advised on how to manage myself. I was also given drugs.”