Rotary Club Health Camp Conduct Free Medical Screening For Island Residents

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No fewer than 400 participants turned up for Rotary Club of Lagos Island’s free eye and medical screening camp in Lagos.

The two-day health programme, held from September 29, 2017 at Grover Medical Lifestyle Clinic in Victoria Island, Lagos attracted a massive crowd drawn from the immediate community, Ikoyi, Lekki, Ajah and the mainland.

Among other things, Rotarian Arvinder Grover, coordinator of the programme counselled audience on wellness and effective use of contraceptives. There were several other Rotary members under District 9110 such as doctors, nurses, medical lab scientists and opticians who willingly volunteered their services.

A cross section of Rotary Club of Lagos Island members and volunteers at the event

The free health camp featured distribution of insecticide treated nets & sanitary towels for girls, HIV test & counselling, deworming for kids, eye test, screening of diabetes & glucose level, hypertension, malaria, hepatitis, tuberculosis and treatment.

Speaking with Pharmanews, Chief Anil Grover, a renowned medical diagnostic consultant and pharmacist with Pharmacology background explained that the two-day health camp was a complete cycle.

“All hands were on deck – from the registration point, nurses, physicians and medical laboratory scientists.  One interesting thing I discovered though was that many participants found with hypertension screening were unaware they have it.

“This was partly because some of them especially police and other security personnel had little or no time to go for regularly check-up,” he noted.

In a show of gratitude, Grover praised Rotary District president, Sanjeev Tandon, officials of Lagos State Transport Management Agency (LASTMA) and Victoria Island Police Division for providing security and maintaining orderliness. He also lauded the efforts of 1004 residents association and Eti Osa Council chairman for crowd mobilisation and support.

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