Okabere, Ikpoba Okha, EDO STATE, NIGERIA
Emmanuel Osemota Foundation successfully conducted a free medical outreach in Okabere Community, Benin City, Edo state, Nigeria. This event took place on the 24th of September, 2022 from 9 am – 3 pm at the Okabere Community Town Hall. It was a great privilege to give back to the community. Seeing the joy put on the faces of the community residents being provided with free medical services was a great delight.
The Emmanuel foundation Logistics team visited the leaders of the community, particularly the head of the community (The Okhiaghele) seeking permission to organize a free medical outreach. The response from the leaders of the community was commendable. A convenient date was picked for the event.
The logistics team returned after a week with a letter addressed to the community council officially inviting the community to the outreach scheduled for the 24th of September, 2022.
The logistics team prepared the medical equipment and ensured they were all in good condition before the medical outreach. The team also made arrangements for tents, chairs and tables at the community hall for smooth running and coordination of the event.
The team arrived early enough to set up for the free medical outreach.
Immediately setup was complete, the residents started coming in their numbers. The Foundation setup a beautiful workflow for all volunteers to handle the medical outreach in a very professional manner.
Registration of all guests carried out by Mr. Joseph Origho. All guests were given numbers to ensure proper organization.
Vital signs were taken by the nurses present in the medical outreach. from L-R, Nurse Chisom Okeke, and Nurse Daisy.
The Medical Lab Scientists carried out Malaria, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV tests. from L-R Scientist. Arerosoghene Victory andScientist. Goodluck Osemwenkhae.
Eye check was carried out here and reading glasses were given for free to those who needed it. Dr Uyi Obasohan handled the station.
Proper dental checkups were carried out in this station as well as scaling and polishing. Dr. Chinedu handled the dental station.
MEDICAL DOCTORS STATION
Free consultations were carried out by the medical doctors present and prescriptions were given appropriately. from L-R, Dr. Aya and Dr. Peace Aravie.
Prescriptions were accessed and Drugs dispensed appropriately. Pharm. Favour Nosakhare and Pharm Dr. Ochuko Onovae handled this station.
SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES
Number of patients screened/tested
A total of 205 patients participated in the free medical outreach test and were all attended to. This comprises 95 males and 110 females.
The following conditions were diagnosed:
» Malaria: 105 patients
» Hypertension: 23 patients
» Diabetes: 6 patients
» Refractive error/Presbyopia: 11 patients
» Conjunctivitis: 5 patients
» Cataract: 7 patients
» Upper Respiratory Tract Infections: 23 patient
» Urinary Tract Infection: 12 Patients
» Peptic Ulcer Disease: 19 Patients
» Osteoarthritis: 2 patients
» Skin Infection: 3 patients
NB: some patients have one or more of the problems mentioned above
Medications were prescribed for all the conditions diagnosed were necessary. The medications were dispensed by the Pharmacists and patients were counseled on the dosage regimen.
Referrals were made for conditions that couldn’t be properly attended to a total of seven referrals were made to effectively manage the patients.
This outreach was a huge success. First and foremost, we thank God for His guidance, protection, and blessings all through. We extend our profound gratitude to the Head (Okhiagele) of Okabere Community for making Okabere Town Hall available for this mission, and other community leaders for their utmost support to ensure this was a great success.
We are tremendously grateful to all our donors and supporters for their enormous generosity which made this September 2022 Medical Outreach possible and a great success. May God grant us all the willingness, commitment, and dedication to continue to reach out to our people back home.