May 26, 2024

NGOs offer health screening to 308 drivers, commuters

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NGOs offer health screening to 308 drivers, commuters

Nathan Tamarapreye, Yenagoa

Eunice Nnachi Women Advocacy Foundation, (ENWAF), in collaboration with Kiosate Boy Child Foundation, KBCF, on Thursday, screened 308 patients for high blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

The screening was to diagnose patients with high blood pressure and abnormal sugar levels and provide treatment.

The Founder/CEO of ENWAF, Ms Eunice Nnachi who spoke to newsmen shortly after the free medical outreach at Ekeki Park, Yenagoa, noted that the program is part of the activities of the foundation to contribute to the development of the society.

Nnachi emphasised the need for persons to check their blood pressure and blood sugar levels as these are indications of sound health.

“The screening process involved testing of over 100 patients’ blood glucose levels and 310 blood pressure readings. The patients were given drugs and counselled on foods to help regulate their blood sugar and blood pressure levels.

“The screening was conducted by a team of healthcare professionals who provided the patients with information on how to maintain healthy blood sugar and blood pressure levels.

“The screening process was successful in identifying patients with high blood pressure and sugar levels. The patients were provided with appropriate treatment and advised on how to maintain healthy blood sugar and blood pressure levels. The screening process was conducted in a safe and comfortable environment, and the patients were treated with care and respect,” Nnachi said.

On her part, CEO/Founder of KBCF, Stella Doumu who is also a nurse advised parents to take proper care of the boys as much as the girl child as they constitute a larger percentage of leaders in the family and society.

Doumu also called on young boys and girls to stay away from hard drugs as they are very detrimental to their mental and physical health.

One of the beneficiaries of the free medical outreach, Miss Ebizi Victor expressed appreciation to the non-governmental organizations for organizing the program.

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