As part of its commitment to promoting good health among residents in host communities, Egbin Power Plc in conjunction with Cecy Health Consult Ltd, hasorganised a free medical check-up.
Over four thousand residents of its host communities – Egbin, Ijede and Ipakan, benefitted from the 3-day medical outreach. They include children, adults, nursing mothers, and the vulnerable members of the communities.
The medical exercise covered cardiovascular, arthritis, and dental screening for participants. After careful examinations by qualified medical practitioners, the participants were provided free quality medications as required.
Head of Corporate Communication and Branding, Felix Ofulue, emphasized that the GenCo through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) consistently demonstrates its commitment to catalyse development in the host communities by means of interventions that promote sustainability.
“At Egbin Power, our resolve to drive sustainable development in our host communities and enhance growth is borne out of our commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“Health is wealth; when people have good health, it boosts productivity, promotes community development and growth, while it sustains their existence. At Egbin Power Plc, we are passionate about making positive impact that accelerates rapid transformation in our host communities. Our actions are deliberate, inclusive and sustainable, in line with our CSR pillars of health, environment, education, and people empowerment,” Ofulue explained.
While commending the GenCo, the Regent of Ijede, Chief Musediku Aliu, said: “The exercise enables us to get access to medical experts who help us to treat some of the diseases affecting adults and children, while they also enlighten us on how to manage our health,” he said.
The Baale of Ipakan, Chief Mustapha Lasisi praised the GenCo for alleviating the health challenges of the community people through medical outreach.
According to him, the free health check-up and medication provided participants the opportunity to tackle disease or any health challenges before they get worse. “We are indeed grateful to Egbin Power because every year this initiative saves many people from suffering from life-threatening diseases,” he explained.
Speaking on the yearly exercise, the Founder/CEO, Cecy Health Consult Ltd, Dr. Yomi Jaye noted that the regular medical outreach offers huge benefits to members of the communities, because through the exercise the participants have access to timely health check thereby detecting and preventing life-threatening diseases, they are able to tackle sickness before it claims lives, while they also avoid self-medication.