Ikorodu Oga Development Association, under the leadership of Mr. Rotimi Erogbogbo had her free medical outreach on the 25 – May 2021, All invited people/guests of Ikorodu were present, all Clubs & Associations and the general public at the Ayangburen Palace for their FREE medical checkup and treatment. It was a great turnout, free drugs were given, and checkups, etc
Hundreds of Ikorodu residents were given free medical services on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at the Ayangbure palace in commemoration of the sixth anniversary of the installation/presentation of the staff of office to His Royal (Oba) Kabir Adewale Shotiobi, the Ayangbure of Ikorodu.
The programme, which was organized by the Ikorodu – Oga Development Association (IKODASS), was sponsored by Helix Pharmacy Limited, Ikorodu.
At the programme tagged, ‘Free Medical Outreach’, residents were provided with eye tests and glasses, as well as dental, diabetic, blood sugar level and blood pressure tests by HELIX Pharmacy officials, as well as other doctors and health officials.
Oba Shotobi, who was equally examined by doctors alongside Sheikh Seifudeen Olowooribi, the Chief Imam of Ikorodu, witnessed the activities in the company of Aremo of Ikorodu, Chief Adeniyi Ogunsanya, IKODASS Chairman, Mr Rotimi Erogbogbo and other executive members of IKODASS.
Meanwhile, Oba Shotobi, speaking, gave thanks to God for the preservation of his life and residents of Ikorodu and thanked all and sundry for their support since his ascension of the Ayangbure throne six years ago.
The royal father recalled that there was no celebration when he marked the 5th anniversary last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic but that the palace introduced interest free loan schemes for small businesses which has benefitted many.
He thanked HELIX Pharmacy, the sponsor of the free medical outreach, for being part of this year’s celebration.
“The Helix Pharmacy, in commemoration of my six years in office, has come to give back to the community through medical outreach and many people have been screened and given free drugs. Many of the beneficiaries do not know their health conditions until they had the tests.
.“I want to thank them for being part and parcel of my celebration.
“I also want to thank the IKODASS, my chiefs and also members of the press for their supports too.
Mr Rotimi Erogbogbo, the IKODASS Chairman, in his address, also commended HELIX for sponsoring the health programme for the people of Ikorodu.
“They gave us a free lecture today, if we had gone to the hospital, they may not have answered us. The free glasses are very expensive if we have to get them from Opticians.
He emphasized the need for continuous medical checkup while charging people to take good care of themselves, especially health wise.
The IKODASS Chairman also congratulated Kabiyesi on his anniversary, adding that many great things have been happening during his reign.
He also charged other well – meaning individuals, groups, and corporate bodies to partner with IKODASS in sponsoring programmes for community development.
Mrs Ayanlugbe Ifeyinwa, the representative of HELIX Pharmacy, congratulated Oba Shotobi on his anniversary of the presentation of staff of office and thanked him for the opportunity given to them to be part of the celebration.
“I want to thank the Oba of Ikorodu for given us the great opportunity to give back to the people of Ikorodu and we also thank the IKODASS.
She stated that the group is giving back to Ikorodu because they have enjoyed patronages from its residents since HELIX was established in Ikorodu.
“The people of Ikorodu have given so much to Helix pharmacy as a brand. They have been patronising us and they have been loyal to us.
“We are here to give back to the people of lkorodu through this means of conducting a free medical outreach and we pray the town will continue to go forward.
While commending residents for coming out to grace the outreach program, the HELIX representative also charged them to look more after their health conditions.
“Today’s program has made us realized that people do not really take care of themselves. We have cases where people have high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and we are able to tell them that they should take care of their health.
“We are grateful for the turnout and the way people responded, so we are very grateful for that”, she said.
Dr. Oriolowo, the Chief Executive Officer, RAGO Dental Clinic, Ikorodu, and other health professionals at the outreach program.