Rotary clubs in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital, has commenced a three day free medical outreach program.
The program tagged: The Rotary Family Health Days (RFHD), is an annual 3-days event of Rotary International to enable families know their health status.
According to the State Cordinator, Rotarian Grace Ben Kato, the program, will be carried out at the Lokoja Local Government Primary Health Centres in Anguwam Kura and Kabawa respectively, by the Rotary club of Lokoja and Lokoja Metro.
She said the outreach, which started today, 24th October, with Polio awareness walk to also mark the World Polio Day, will end on 26th October, 2023.
Part of services rended will among other things, carry out HIV testing and counseling, Diabetes and Glucose level screening, Hypertension and Malaria screening and treatment, Hepatitis and Prostrate screening.
“During the outreach, there will also be distribution of treated mosquitoe nets, sanitary towels for girls, De-worming for children, Vitamin A, B and C administration, eye care amongst others.
“The Rotary Action Group for Family Health and AIDS Prevention, (RFHA) is a global Action Group of Rotary club members and the mobilizing partner of Rotary International dedicated to disease prevention and treatment.
“RFHA works across Africa and India to provide free quality health resources to people who would otherwise fall between the cracks to critical care.
“Over the past 11 years, RFHA has used initiatives such as the Rotary Family Health Days program to bridge the gap and so far more than 2.67 million people have already received health services, she said.”