Oyetola takes free medical mission to Iwo
More than 2000 residents got free treatment as the medical mission being sponsored by All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, moved to Iwo yesterday.
The mission is being executed in partnership with the Development Support International, an organization with rich experience in medical outreach projects. The 209-member medical team of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, optalmologists, optometrics, pharmacists and technicians, treated the beneficiaries at an open field opposite Iwo Local Government secretariat.
They offered free treatment including surgeries in broad areas namely eye care, general outpatient, dental care and emergency medical services.Through surgeries, lumps were removed in several parts of the body of beneficiaries while cataract was removed from the eyes of many patients. Hernias were also corrected.
The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, commended Oyetola, saying he brought succor to his subjects. The monarch, who noted that many residents were suffering ill-health due to poverty, said the free health mission had brought succour to them.
According to him, good efforts should be lauded irrespective of who is behind it. He told his enthusiastic subjects to ignore any attempt to demean the initiative by describing it as political.The Project Manager, Ilerioluwa Free Health Mission, Dr. Adebola Odunsi, described the project as laudable. He said people should support leaders that are interested in their health and total well-being.
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