On November 20, RUCOMEF partnered with CESRUD to carry out a free Medical outreach in Idere, Ibarapa Central Area Council, Oyo State. In all 50 People participated in the outreach; this included 5 Medical Doctors, 3 Nurse/Midwives, 1 Optometrist, a student Laboratory scientist, 2 Community Health Extension Workers, 3 Social workers, 4 Media personnel, and 31 other personnel who served in the Registration, Protocol, Logistics and Counselling Departments.
The outreach featured a Health talk, Patient registration, Vital signs check, Medical consultation, Laboratory investigations, Eye consultation/dispensing of reading glasses, Pharmacy and a Children department.
Here is a breakdown of the activities:
Outpatient Medical consultations – There were 359 Outpatient Medical consultations. These included:
- 107 Malaria cases
- 63 cases of Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal pains
- 45 cases of Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
- 33 Hypertensive cases
- 20 patients had medical check up
- 17 cases of Peptic Ulcer Disease
- 11 surgical cases – who were booked for a free Surgical outreach, to hold at Eruwa (a nearby community) at Christmas
- 10 cases of Allergies
- 8 dermatological cases
- 4 cases of Diabetes Mellitus
- 3 cases of Urinary Tract Infection
- 46 other cases
- 53 people had multiple diagnosis
Eye consultations -There were 80 eye consultations; with 44 free reading eye glasses dispensed.
Laboratory Investigations – 39 patients had laboratory investigations including – Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDT), Blood Sugar tests, Urinalysis, Hepatitis B & C and HIV screenings.
Feedbacks – Here are some feedbacks from some of the participants few days after the outreach:
“I thank God and the organizers of the Medical outreach. The problem I have been struggling with for some time now is solved. Glory be to God. I thank God for the treatment of my eyes and the glasses given to me.” Madam Adeleke Oluranti
“I appreciate God for the opportunity of such a Medical outreach in Idere. The eye pain and itching I have been battling with for a long time disappeared immediately after applying the drugs I was given. We would love if such a programme can come up again, so that more of our community members can be delivered from pains. May God bless the organizers of this outreach.” Adebayo Morufu
“I am so happy I was part of part of the programme. I saw the true love of Christ in display. Since that Saturday, my song has been – ‘Ise nla le se laye mi Oluwa (God, you did a great work in my life).” Mrs Ogundoyin Roseline