As part of contribution to community health, a group of professionals under the auspices Osun Patriotic Alliance (OSUPA), a non-governmental organisation has conducted series of free medical services for residents of Ife-South local government area of the state.
The outreach was organised in commemoration of the World Health Day on the 7th April 2018 at Court Hall Orita-Merin, Ifetedo, Ife.
The free medical care services included health talk, body mass index, blood pressure test, random blood sugar test, consultations, and drugs dispensation.
Meanwhile, residents that took part in the free medical outreach came from different areas of the LGA such as Aare, Aiyetoro, Ikija, Oke-eso, Oke-Alafia, Oke-Igbala, Orita-merin, Oke-Awona, Ayesan, Alagbado, Amula, Isale-Ife, Fadeyi, Awogbade, Baba Akodi, Obaluru, Ajegunle, among others.
The Coordinator of Ife-South Chapter of OSUPA, Mr. Tajudeen Akolade, in an address said the initiative was inspired by the need to contribute to the development of Osun State through community health.
He noted that the group was poised to facilitate the repositioning of the State in the comity of states.
The outreach was attended by the Interim ruler of Ifetedo town, Chief Rauf Ogunwade and the Chief Security Officer, Ife-South LGA, Hon. Adefowoju Sherif Adekunle.
He expressed appreciation at the turn out of the community residents.
Akolade, however, urged other NGOs in the state to include free medical outreach in their regular activities saying the people deserve more quality health services for the sustainable development.
The organisation, founded in January 2018 by Osun State indigenes, partnered Ife-South LGA to organise its pioneer programme – Free Healthcare Services.
OSUPA, according its Coordinator, is for the development of Osun in all ramifications.
“The next series of programs the organization will be organizing shall cover educational programs, community development programs, youth orientation,” Akolade said.