Thirty-five thousand men, women and children have benefited from free medical services rendered by Access To Basic Medical Care (ABC) Foundation, Ibadan, Oyo State.
The free medical services, which are rendered by the ABC Foundation, was initiated by the wife of the Oyo State Governor Mrs. Florence Ajimobi, in January of this year.
The ABC foundation’s Chief Operating Officer, Mrs. Dolapo Oyedipe, said this while addressing reporters as part of activities to mark the third anniversary of the foundation, which will hold from Tuesday September 27th to Friday September 30th 2016.
Oyedipe explains: “We offer free consultancy services, we give free drugs and some of our screening services are free, while we charge only stipends from some. We are non profit organisation. We charge low prices forour devices and we even subsidise for people who cannot afford high priced products.
“The health programme is an offspring of Mrs. Ajimobi’s passion for women and children.’’
On the programmes lined up for the anniversary, Oyedipe said: On Tuesday, September 27, we will not have a cancer campaign tagged: “Kick Against Cancer Walk”. We will take off from Aleshinloye around 7:30 am to create awareness on cancer and how deadly it is. On Wednesday, September 28, we will carry out a medical outreach at our clinic in Ibadan North West to screen 500 women for cervical cancer. We are expecting a large turnout of Women between the ages of 35 to 50 years at the screening.
“On Thursday, September 29, we will have cancer sensitisation and education services at our 11 clinics (in all the eleven local government areas in Ibadan) It will start by 8:30 am. Finally on Friday, September 30, there will be a symposium, tagged: “The Role of HIV testing in Cervical Cancer screening. “
Oyedipe concluded that it is highly beneficial for Nigerians, especially women, to go for prompt medical check-up to detect diseases early.