By Aminat Babatunde
The annual medical outreach of the Rotary International, Family Health
Week, kicked off on Thursday at the Tanke Community Primary Health
Centre, Ilorin, Kwara State.
The three- day programme packed with health related activities was
rounded up on Saturday.
The nationwide programme is a collaboration of the Rotary Club of
Ilorin GRA, Rotary Club of Ilorin Metro, Rotary Club of Ilorin Sunrise
and the Rotary Club of Ilorin Diamond.
There was free medical services and medical tests for people at the
health centre while the Rotary Club of Data Neighborhood, New Dawn,
Ilorin and Offa Cosmopolitan attended to people at Omu Aran, Irepodun
local government to mark the day.
According to the President, Rotary Club of Ilorin GRA, Ayodeji
Olagunju there is need for collaboration with government in ensuring
qualitative healthcare for residents of Kwara State.
Speaking further, Olagunju said, “The programme is an annual event and
other Rotary Clubs are doing similar things but in different locations
“We are ordinary people doing extraordinary things, supporting the
government. Though the government is doing her best, more can still be
done in the area of abandoned health facilities.”
He however appreciated the people of the community for turning up
enmass ditto the partners of Rotary International for making the event
Present at the event was Director of Primary Healthcare in the Local
Government, Alhaja A.T Mohammed, heads of departments and rotarians
from the four participating clubs.
The event featured distribution of free drugs, mosquito nets, both
male and female condoms for protection against sexually transmitted
diseases, free medical tests and other humanitarian services which
Rotary and Rotarians are known for all over the world were offered.