Electricity Distribution Company, Ikeja Electric Plc (IE), in collaboration with one of its business partners, XT Monitor Ltd, has organized a four-day medical outreach for the benefit of communities within its network.
The outreach, which focuses on the prevention and management of non- communicable diseases with special attention to diabetes and hypertension amongst others, is facilitated by a United States Medical Mission (USMM) comprising five medical specialists and is providing free treatment to over 1,500 beneficiaries.
According to the Head of Corporate Communications for Ikeja Electric, Felix Ofulue, the exercise was in line with objectives of the company’s corporate social responsibility program which entailed giving back to communities in which it operates, as the outreach will be held across in different locations within its network coverage.
He noted that this initiative, which is happening for the second time in two years, demonstrates IE’s commitment to the well-being of customers within its network.
“Firstly, as a responsible business, we are concerned about the well-being of our customers. Again, this initiative is also geared towards supporting the efforts of government in providing accessible healthcare to some of the underserved communities within Ikeja Electric’s network,” Ofulue said.
On his part, the Managing Director of XT Monitor, Kayode Adeoti, said “the medical outreach aligns with our strategy of engagement with the communities and also provides a platform to demonstrate that we and our principal, Ikeja Electric care for the wellbeing of the customers in the communities where we work. It is our hope that the impact will be significant and far reaching for the beneficiaries”.