Foundation to provide medical, surgical aid to 4,000 people

On 15/Mar/2019 / In Articles

A non-profit social intervention organisation, Pistis Foundation, is set to hold a one-week medical and surgical outreach to cater to about 4,000 underprivileged people in the Lekki-Epe axis of Lagos State.
 
The event, tagged, Ubomi…Restoring Lives will commence on Monday, March 18 and end on Friday, March 22, at Pistis’ Annex, in Lekki, Lagos.
 
Explaining, the Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Foundation, Mr Godman Akinlabi, said Ubomi was how the organisation impacted the lives of those in its immediate community who may be suffering from illnesses that may lead to avoidable deaths for children and adults.
 
“Health care in Nigeria is generally poor and it requires the collective support of government and non-governmental organisations to enhance current standards.
 
“Ubomi means ‘life’ in Xhosa, a South African language. It is designed to cater to indigent people who cannot afford medical or surgical fees for their health conditions. As such, Pistis Foundation will be attending to everyone who fits this profile, irrespective of religious or ethnic background, within the 4,000 person-limit, during the outreach. Being attended to will be on a first-come basis, except in emergency cases,” Akinlabi said.
 
The event will host over 200 health care professionals and volunteers providing medical consultations, health education, and various surgeries. Surgeries will include general, gynaecological, dental, eye and paediatric.
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