Dr Ola Ahmed, the Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Kwara Chapter has offered free healthcare and surgical interventions to about 350 indigents.
Ahmed told the correspondent on Tuesday in Ilorin, that the free healthcare intervention was carried out at Adifa and Bolanta communities in Ilorin East Local Government Area of Kwara.
He explained it is always a tradition for him, to always celebrate his birthday by offering free medical services to the communities.
“This is an opportunity to give back to the community that help to shape me. This is my community where I grew up and back then there was communal efforts to train children by members even if you are not their children.
“If they see you do wrong, the community as a whole will intervene to correct you and even flog you if the situation requires it, ” he said.
He explained that about 300 people received free care ranging from free consultation to free lab test and free drugs administration.
Ahmed also added that 50 people received eye care services, out of which 21 got glasses, while two people will later undergo surgical interventions for various ailments.
The NMA chairman lamented on the high level of poverty and ignorance in the society, adding that this prompted him to also sensitize the communities on how to improve their health.
Our correspondent, reports that some of the ailments recorded included hypertension, diabetes, malaria, skin and eye diseases among others.