By Ed Malik, A / August 29, 2022
As part of efforts to extend primary healthcare services to remote locations within Lagos State, a leading private medical facility, Igbologun Medical Center (IMC) has put in place a five-day medical outreach program in collaboration with within Benjamin Olowojebutu Foundation (BOF), targeting a popular riverine-creeks community called the Snake Island.
The medical director of IMC, Dr. Gbolahan Sodipo fondly called ‘Dr. Creek’, said they have partnered with popular humanitarian organization, Benjamin Olowojebutu Foundation to host its maiden Dr. Creek Free Medical Treatment and Discounted Surgeries to the riverine communities lining the snake island.
The medical outreach will be held at IMC Medical Center, Igbologun Snake Island in Amuwo Odofin LGA, Lagos State, from Monday 5th and ends on 9th September, 2022.
Dr. Creek who has been a source of medical succor to the people of these riverine belt, said that the proposed medical outreach is a corporate social responsibility project (CSR) of Igbologun Medical Center to commemorate its ten years of private medical services in Igbologun and Isiwo communities of Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area.
“The medical fair will give ample opportunities to about 1,000 indigent people to access free medical treatment while about 100 persons will be taking advantage of discounted cost for surgeries on Fibroid, Hernia, Appendicitis, Hydroceles, and Lipoma.”
Continuing, he explained that IMC decided to collaborate with BOF on this maiden outreach because Dr. Benjamin Olowojebutu, has a proven track record of community medical programs and “he’s known for his free fibroid surgeries across Africa for indigent women”.
He said that’s why he decided to collaborate out of his passion, love for indigent people, knowing full well that a large number of women are suffering from fibroid complications including women in the riverine communities of Lagos State.
In order to make the five-day program impactful, the organizers have called on the government to get involved. Already contacts have been made to Hon. Ramotalai Hassan, the Executive Chairperson of Oriade Local Council Development Area and Hon. Valentine Buraimoh, the Executive Chairman of Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area to support the laudable initiative to enable the people to access and benefit from the basic medical outreach.
In a statement, the IMC boss called on the Lagos State governor, organizations and philanthropists to consider giving more support for medical outreach programs that impact on the health status of the common people.