Segilola Resources Operating Limited (SROL), an exploration and gold mining company, has partnered with the Living Hope Care Foundation, a non-governmental community-based organisation to offer free medical services to some communities in Osun State.
The partnership brought a ray of hope and healthcare to SROL’s host communities, including Iperindo, Odo-Ijesha and Imogbara where the SROL team spearheaded a two-day comprehensive medical outreach programme on October 20 and 21, 2023.
The SROL team also received support from the Osun State TB and Leprosy Control Programme for TB screening, and the Institute of Human Virology of Nigeria for serology tests.
The programme included screening and wellness checks, diagnosis, and treatment of medical conditions, as well as laboratory investigations and optical care. Furthermore, surgical, obstetrical, and gynecological services were provided.
Speaking, Seun Fagesi, human resources manager at Segilola Operating Limited, emphasised the significance of the event: “This outreach demonstrates our unwavering commitment to enhancing the well-being of our communities. Just a few weeks ago, we empowered our youth by providing them with essential tools and resources. We have also been sponsoring scholarship programs as SROL strives to enhance the standard and quality of life in our host communities,” he said.
He confirmed that a total of 1,200 cases were attended to, including 112 optical cases, 78 surgical procedures ranging from minor to supra-major, and 12 life-threatening emergencies.
“We extend our gratitude to the people of Segilola for their support, which enables us to provide outreach initiatives like this that we might not otherwise have access to,” said Oba Bamidele Olowookere, Olumolu of Imogbara.
Princewill Osuchukwu, medical services manager at Segilola Operating Limited, noted “We are committed to continuing our dedicated work. We aim to provide up to 500-1000 surgeries for individuals with longstanding surgical conditions that have been unable to access care due to the cost of surgeries,” said Osuchukwu.