On November 5, 2022, CESRUD partnered with RUCOMEF to carry out a free Medical outreach at the Idere Model Primary Health Center, Idere, Ibarapa Central Area Council, Oyo State.
This was a follow up to the previous outreach held on November 20, 2021.
In all 32 People participated in the outreach; this included 4 Medical Doctors, 2 Nurse/Midwives, 1 Optometrist, 8 Community Health Extension Workers, 1 Medical Laboratory Technologist, , 2 Medical Students, 1 Media personnel, and 13 other personnel who served in the Registration, Protocol/Logistics, Counseling and Teenage Departments.
Here is the breakdown of activities:
Outpatient Medical consultations – There were 301 Outpatient Medical consultations. These included:
- 51 Malaria cases,
- 44 Hypertensive cases,
- 43 cases of Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal pains,
- 24 cases of Upper Respiratory Tract Infection,
- 10 cases of Peptic Ulcer Disease,
- 4 surgical cases (3 Hernias and 1 sub-acute Appendicitis) – who were booked for a free Surgical outreach, to hold at Idere at Christmas.
Eyes Consultations – There were 87 eye consultations; with 55 free eye glasses dispensed.
Laboratory Investigations – 36 patients had laboratory investigations including – 5 Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDT), 24 Blood Sugar tests, 3 Urinalysis tests, 5 Hepatitis B and 7 HIV screenings.
The King of Idere was also attended to in his Palace. His B.P and Blood Sugar were checked and free drugs were given to him.
The following are comments from 2 of the patients:
“The Medical Outreach was very impressive. The drugs administered were very effective. There should be continuity with the program”. Sola Olanrewaju (From Malete, Idere).
“The program was well conducted. The treatment received was also effective”. Mrs Orisabukola Busirat