Ogun state first lady partners American based doctors on medical outreach

The Pet Project of the First Lady of Ogun State, Ajose Foundation, in collaboration with some United States of America (USA) based medical specialists, at Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu and Ayepe Ijebu Central Mosque have provided medical opportunities for over 500 indigents citizens.

Penpushing reports that wife of the Governor, Bamidele Abiodun speaking during the event, explained that the medical intervention was to give succour to those who had been scheduled for surgeries but could not afford bills for medical procedures and medications.

The first lady reiterated her unwavering commitment with the support of state indigene Doctors from the United States of America (USA) to sustain the outreach, saying it was a way of giving back to the society.

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Penpushing further reports that the team lead, Dr. Musbau Kasumu, who is an indigene of Ijebu Ayepe,  on his part said his family was inspired to support government in assisting the less- privileged because of their humble background

The team lead disclosed that the team, comprising various medical specialists including, Anesthetists, Surgeons, Generalists, Dentists, Acupuncturist, Opthalmologists, Gynaecologists and Obstetrics, among others, carried out medical supports during the seven-days mission from 7. 00 am to 7. 00pm.

Penpushing also reports that Kasumu said the mission continues to expand with Doctors drawn from foreign countries like Ukraine, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, among others for this year’s intervention.

The Head Anesthetist, Dr. Bimpe Adenusi, in her remarks appreciated staffers of Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, under the leadership of the Chief Medical Director, Dr. Bunmi Fatungase, for their cooperation.

Penpushing reports that Adenusi who is a member of the team disclosed that medical tests which include, eye, diabetes, malaria and screening for different diseases, as well as treatments, were also ongoing at Aiyepe Central Mosque for people in the community and environ,

The Head Anesthetist, however, acknowledged the support and commitment of the Ogun state first lady in purchasing several equipment, among other incentives, towards having a hitch-free medical outreach.

Penpushing further reports that one of the beneficiaries, Mrs. Kate Ikepe, while who had undergone a successful fibroid procedure, appreciating Abiodun and the medical team for the free surgery and medications, said a private hospital had billed her over N500,000 for the surgery, which she could not afford.

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