Okhoromi, Oredo, EDO STATE, NIGERIA
The Emmanuel Osemota Foundation accomplished a remarkable feat by hosting a free medical outreach in the heart of Okhoromi Community, located in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. This philanthropic event unfolded on September 16, 2023, spanning from 9 am to 3 pm within the welcoming confines of the Okhoromi Community Town Hall.
We were honored to have the opportunity to contribute to the well-being of this community, and the happiness radiating from the residents who received free medical services was truly heartwarming.
The Emmanuel Foundation Logistics team engaged in a productive meeting with the community leaders, notably the head of the community (The Okhiaghele), to seek permission for organizing a complimentary medical outreach program. The response from the community leaders was highly favorable, and together, they agreed upon a convenient date for the event.
A week later, the logistics team returned with an official letter addressed to the community council, extending a formal invitation to the community for the medical outreach scheduled to take place on September 16, 2023.
Prior to the outreach, the logistics team diligently prepared and ensured the medical equipment was in pristine condition. Additionally, they made meticulous arrangements for tents, chairs, and tables at the community hall to ensure the seamless coordination and smooth execution 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 carefully prescribed for all diagnosed conditions that warranted treatment. Skilled pharmacists then dispensed these medications, providing patients with thorough counseling regarding their proper dosage regimen.
In cases where certain conditions required specialized care beyond our scope, a total of seven referrals were initiated to ensure comprehensive patient management.
This outreach has been an enormous triumph, and we are profoundly grateful for it. First and foremost, we express our gratitude to God for His unwavering guidance, protection, and blessings throughout this endeavor. Our heartfelt thanks go out to the Head (Okhiagele) of the Okhoromi Community for generously providing the Okhoromi Town Hall as the venue for this mission, as well as to the other community leaders who offered their wholehearted support, contributing significantly to the success of this initiative.
We are immensely thankful to all our donors and supporters whose incredible generosity made the September 2023 Medical Outreach not only possible but also a resounding success. May God continue to bless us with the willingness, commitment, and dedication to carry on reaching out to our fellow community members back home.