- Student doctors attending to beneficiaries of the Taiwo Afolabi free medical outreach at Sango-Ojurin Market, Ibadan…recently
A total of 120 persons received free dental and medical care, including dental clerking, examination and referrals, extractions, scaling and polishing, as the Taiwo Afolabi Free Rural Dental Outreach visits the Sango-Ojurin Market in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Other free services during the rural community health outreach, which was organised by the University of Ibadan Association of Dental Students and sponsored by SIFAX Group, included body mass index (BMI) measurement, blood pressure test, random blood glucose measurement and blood pressure measurement.
The medical personnel deployed for the event, which also featured free health talk on the imperatives of maintaining good oral health, included doctors, medical and dental students from the University College Hospital, Ibadan, according to a statement by the SIFAX Group Corporate Communications Department.
According to the Corporate Communications Manager, Mr. Olumuyiwa Akande, who represented the company, the programme was part of the company’s humanitarian initiatives designed to provide succour and support for indigent people, and in line with its belief that a healthy citizenry translates to a healthy nation.
Also, President of the UI Dental Students Association, Adejumo Michael, said the outreach was meant to create an oral health awareness and promote good oral hygiene in the society.
According to him, SIFAX Group’s support for the outreach meant that the programme not only reaches many rural persons but also equips the students with adequate field knowledge to enable them excel in dentistry. He appealed for more corporate partnerships with the union to extend rural health mission to other communities.