Rotary donates 70 mobility aids to Igbobi hospital
Rotary Club of Lagos, District 9110, has donated over 70 mobility aids to the National Orthopaedic Hospital (NOH), Igbobi, Lagos State. The items presented to the hospital include 10 wheelchairs, 30 armpit crutches, 30 elbow crutches, 20 walking sticks, five walkers, three specialty walkers and 20 orthoticss.
President of the club, Joseph Akhigbe said the items were donated in partnership with the America (Crutches for Africa), with the sole aim of helping the needy in the society at no cost.
“What we are doing is impacting the lives of the less privileged and the needy in the society. We have no doubt that these items will help to ease their burden,” he said. Akhigbe disclosed that there are lots of activities in the pipeline, adding that the club has plans of donating aids to other organisations in Lagos and Ogun states.
“For instance, Rotary Club has commenced the building of a primary school in Ilara community, which would be completed and fully furnished for use as part of the club’s intervention in the education sector. In addition, we recently provided 10 pipe-borne water for communities in Ogun and distributed incubators to hospitals, courtesy of Rotary Club’s German partners,” he said.
Director of Rotary Foundation, Urum Eke, said the club plans to distribute 2,188 mobility aids with 155 wheelchairs, 1,023 crutches, 669 walkers, 167 specialty walkers, walking sticks and orthopaedic boots to sickle cell homes, schools for the blind, Spinal Cord organisation, and faith-based organisations.
On his part, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of NOH, Dr. Mustapha Alimi, expressed delight over Rotary’s intervention.
“We have started distributing the items to quite a number of our patients. This is indeed a welcome development as it will help in the process of our patients’ rehabilitation,” he said.
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