200 benefit from Ikeja Electric’s medical outreach
More than 200 residents of Lagos State at the weekend benefited from a medical outreach organised by Ikeja Electric in partnership with XT Monitor Limited and 12 United States-based medical practitioners.
Dr. Olawepo Olajide, led the US-based medical experts who participated in the outreach held at the IE’s Oshodi Model Business Unit on Okota Road and Egbeda Undertaking Office on Alimosho Road.
The Business Manager, Akowonjo Business Unit, Ikeja Electric, Olanrewaju Yusuf, said the initiative was part of giving back to the society. Yusuf said: “For us at Ikeja Electric, this is part of giving back to the society, looking after the well-being of our customers, making sure that they are happy and fit to enjoy the services we have.
“If you look at the coverage of the medical outreach, it focused on diseases like malaria, diabetes, hypertension, etc. Statistics have shown that they take more lives than diseases like HIV and AIDS. Our emphasis is, let us look at problems that touch on the society where it really does matter. Our intention is bringing enlightenment to the people and actually providing some care on the spot over these couple of days.”
On his part, Olajide said his team made big sacrifices coming to the country, although their hospital, St. Croix, in the United States, was affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. “I am stationed in New York, and I also work in the US Virgin Islands. The people we brought along with us, the nurses are mainly from St. Croix of United States Virgin Islands.
“It is so amazing that we were able to make this trip because we are almost cancelling this trip. This trip has been planned about a year ago. Unfortunately about a month ago, we encountered two hurricanes which are Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. Both hurricanes affected the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. And the first one devastated most of the hospital in St. Thomas which is part of US Virgin Islands, and the second one affected St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John and Puerto Rico.”
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