The Ago Iwoye Central Development Council (ACDC) is living up to its objectives of improving life of indigenes and residents of Ago-Iwoye in Ijebu North Local Government Council of Ogun State.
About 1326 people of the local government and environs are currently benefiting from a two-week screening and surgeries of prostate enlargement, hernia, goiter, Lumps and other routine checks organized by the ACDC.
The medical outreach, which had commenced two weeks ago, was to compliment government effort at giving adequate health delivery to the peoples in the community and the state in general.
Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun commended the effort of the organizer for providing medical outreach at the grassroot, saying health is wealth and must not be left out in the hand of government alone.
Represented by his Special Adviser on Health, Dr Tayo Lawal, the governor called on other community development associations to emulate the good gesture displayed by the Ago Iwoye Central Development Council.
He disclosed that government would introduce health insurance scheme that would promptly and adequately confront health challenges.
“This is a good effort by the Ago Iwoye Central Development Council at this period the world is being challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic amongst others health issues. We remain committed as a government to always give room to other good intentions such as this” he noted.
The Medical Doctor in charge of the medical outreach, Dr Wasiu Eniola Olooto said there has been large turnout of people for the medical outreach saying about 1326 Peoples have so far been screened while Over 100 will undergo surgeries ranging from Hernia, Goitre, Appendicitis, hydrocoele etc.
Dr Olooto then advised the people to always look after themselves and visit the nearest hospital for regular medical check up.
Speaking earlier, The Chairman of the Ago Iwoye Central Development Council, Mr Oluwatosin Daniel Said the medical outreach was part of giving back to the Society by indigenes of the town home and abroad.
“As we all know that the month of October is always used to give back to the people and also gather to thank Almighty God and celebrate. But, the deadly coronavirus occasioned by the COVID-19 Pandemic made us to think in the direction of providing medical assistance to our people and I want to thank our Royal Father, Alayeluwa Oba Abdul Rasaq Adesina Adenugba, the Ebumawe of Ago Iwoye for approving the medical programe,” Daniel expressed.
The ACDC chairman further said that the Prince Dapo Abiodun-led administration had demonstrated commitment to people’s health since inception and can only be supported by well-meaning and public spirited individuals.
One of the Beneficiaries of the medical outreach, Mr Joel Onokomaya appreciated the gesture of the Ago Iwoye Central Development Community for organising the medical outreach, which he said, had been free for all the Beneficiaries since the commencement.