Providing access to routine medical check-ups reduces vulnerability to life-threatening diseases, thereby promoting good health among community members, Egbin Power Plc has affirmed.
The GenCo demonstrated this at its 2023 medical outreach programme organized in conjunction with Cecy Health Consult Ltd to provide free medical check-ups for residents in its host communities – Egbin, Ijede and Ipakan.
The 3-day medical outreach catered for over four thousand people including children, adults, nursing mothers, and vulnerable members of the host communities who thronged to the venues to participate in the exercise. 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.
Felix Ofulue, the head of corporate communication and branding emphasised that 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 a 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, Musediku Aliu, the Regent of Ijede 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.
Mustapha Lasisi, the baale of Ipakan 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 got worse. We are indeed grateful to Egbin Power because every year this initiative saves many people from suffering from life-threatening diseases.
Nosimot Yahya, the iyaloja of Egbin said: “This medical outreach has enabled us to ward off diseases that threaten our lives and well-being. Egbin has been doing this for many years now, and we want them to continue because through this programme they have assisted many of us to have access to quality healthcare.”
Akingboju Ataiyeshe, an indigene of Ijede who was among the people who benefitted from the medical outreach in Ijede said: “The programme takes away the financial worry that sicknesses put on us parents, that is why we are grateful to Egbin Power for coming to our community every year with this initiative.