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Rotary donates clutches, offer medical tests to Gwarinpa indigents


ABUJA – The Rotary Club of Gwarinpa in Abuja on Sunday donated free clutches, wheel chairs, bathing kits and mosquito nets to indigents living in the community.

Rotary Club of GwarimpaThe 9125 District Governor, Mr Mogbeyi Omasola, who made the presentation, said the donation was aimed at addressing the needs of members of the society.

Omasola told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the gesture was in fulfilment of the club’s goal of helping the less privileged in the society.

“This is what Rotary Club all over the world do, addressing the need of the less privileged, the underserved areas and the members of the respective communities in which they find themselves.

“This programme was well publicised and I am quite impressed by what is happening here and the turnout of people who came from the community for these checks.

“There is provision for eye cataract test and treatment, family counselling, condom promotion and distribution, diabetes and blood testing and de-worming for children.

“Others are sugar level test, body mass index, cholesterol test, malaria screening and treatment, among others,’’ Omotsola said.
Mr Chidi Onugo, Assistant Governor, Rotary Club of Wuse Central, FCT, commended the Rotary Club, Gwarimpa for embarking on the health clinic, saying that it was a laudable project.

Mr Abdulkadir Bello, one of the recipients of the clutches, thanked the club for providing him with the clutches to aid his movement.

“I had an accident that damaged my leg after which I have been using a stick to walk because I cannot afford to buy clutches as prescribed for me at the hospital.

“I have been finding it difficult to move around and even to provide for my family. I am grateful to this association for giving me back my legs,’’ he said.

Princess Okwuchukwu Virginia,  also a beneficiary, said she was happy that she attended the programme as it had enabled her to confirm that she was at the risk of having diabetes.

“With the outcome of my test, I will stick to the doctor’s advice to live a healthy life,’’ she said.

Also, Mr Shina Yussuf, another beneficiary, also expressed gratitude to the club for making it possible for the community to enjoy free medical tests.

“They have included men, women and children in this programme which is a very good thing, because I am here with my wife and children who have also been checked.

“I am urging the government to organise similar programmes in the various communities to assist the masses,’’ he said. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]

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