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  An NGO Recovery Hub conducted free health screenings and health care awareness and distributed free medicine to women traders and customers at Wuse Market Abuja on Saturday He said the exercise is aimed at improving the health status of women to reduce their mortality rate Dr Opeyemi David leader of the medical team said the outreach was also aimed at educating women in the market about the need to participate in regular medical checkups and reduce the cost of treatment We are here to reach out to women and raise awareness that they should visit the hospital at least every six months for a checkup When you come to the hospital you will get your diagnosis This is important because many diseases and symptoms are not easily detected she said He added that the group carried out free medical consultations ophthalmological exams and check ups therapeutic massages health talks and counseling sessions We also have counselors and psychologists who talked to the women For some of the women it s not about having health problems Some just need to talk to people because they might be going through depression and can t even talk to their partners she noted He encouraged everyone to seek professional advice when necessary and to adhere to healthy lifestyles Similarly Dr Aretha Ukhun advised people to exercise regularly and lead a healthy lifestyle Most people overlook postural hygiene Women need to know how to pick things up off the ground how they sit proper way to sleep and types of mattresses to use There are many degenerative conditions that women face that cause lower back pain neck pain upper back pain and it builds up over time If nothing is done about it it degenerates over time to the point where some can t get out of bed or do normal things he said Ms Elizabeth Okwu a trader and beneficiary said that the nature of her business prevented her from going to the hospital for medical check ups unless absolutely necessary Okwu said the gesture had saved her the cost of medication and the time she would have spent in hospital Another beneficiary Ms Ibironke Olubamise a civil servant said that the awareness was adequate as it enlightened people especially women about their health status and ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle I advise people to take their health seriously because it is important Many people especially women don t pay attention to their health until it degenerates Health checkup is important especially for aging women she said edited Source Credit NAN
NGO conducts free medical screening, distributes free drugs to women in Abuja

Wuse Market

An NGO, Recovery Hub, conducted free health screenings and health care awareness and distributed free medicine to women traders and customers at Wuse Market, Abuja on Saturday.

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He said the exercise is aimed at improving the health status of women to reduce their mortality rate.

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Opeyemi David

Dr. Opeyemi David, leader of the medical team, said the outreach was also aimed at educating women in the market about the need to participate in regular medical checkups and reduce the cost of treatment.

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“We are here to reach out to women and raise awareness that they should visit the hospital at least every six months for a checkup.

“When you come to the hospital, you will get your diagnosis. This is important because many diseases and symptoms are not easily detected,” she said.

He added that the group carried out free medical consultations, ophthalmological exams and check-ups, therapeutic massages, health talks and counseling sessions.

“We also have counselors and psychologists who talked to the women.

“For some of the women, it’s not about having health problems.

“Some just need to talk to people because they might be going through depression and can’t even talk to their partners,” she noted.

He encouraged everyone to seek professional advice when necessary and to adhere to healthy lifestyles.

Aretha Ukhun

Similarly, Dr. Aretha Ukhun advised people to exercise regularly and lead a healthy lifestyle.

“Most people overlook postural hygiene. Women need to know how to pick things up off the ground; how they sit, proper way to sleep and types of mattresses to use.

“There are many degenerative conditions that women face that cause lower back pain, neck pain, upper back pain, and it builds up over time.

“If nothing is done about it, it degenerates over time to the point where some can’t get out of bed or do normal things,” he said.

Elizabeth Okwu

Ms Elizabeth Okwu, a trader and beneficiary, said that the nature of her business prevented her from going to the hospital for medical check-ups unless absolutely necessary.

Okwu said the gesture had saved her the cost of medication and the time she would have spent in hospital.

Ibironke Olubamise

Another beneficiary, Ms. Ibironke Olubamise, a civil servant, said that the awareness was adequate as it enlightened people, especially women, about their health status and ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

“I advise people to take their health seriously because it is important.

“Many people, especially women, don’t pay attention to their health until it degenerates. Health checkup is important, especially for aging women,” she said.

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Source Credit: NAN

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