UNIFEMGA organises free surgeries for 45 patients in Osun

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The Obafemi Awolowo University Muslim Graduates Association (UNIFEMGA) in collaboration with the National Council of Nigerian Muslim Organisations (NCNMO) has organised  free surgeries  for no fewer than 45 patients in Ile-Ife, Osun.

The Chairman of the Local Organising Committee of the Free Health Medical Mission, Prof. Akeem Lasisi, stated this in an interview at the OAU Health Centre, Ile-Ife.

Lasisi said that the exercise covered  different ailments such as  cataract, diabetes, hypertension and  Hepatitis B as well as  general medical screening.

”In all, 267 patients had been screened for various ailments and 45 had undergone surgeries, the medical mission is meant for all in the society.

”The programme is solely financed by Obafemi Awolowo University Muslims Graduates Association and the Diaspora;  this caters  for the consumables and the drugs,” he stated.

Lasisi also  acknowledged the support of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede,  for providing access to the University Health Centre.

One of the beneficiaries, Mrs Sarah Alonge, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) lauded the organisers of the programme, saying it would go a long way  in alleviating  the sufferings of indigent persons.(NAN)

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