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NGO distributes palliatives, offers free medical checkup for PWDs



By Justina Auta

The organisation, which distributed food items including noodles, rice, salt and garri, also did check-up on the people in Gaube rural community, Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory on Monday.

The Founder, G-WAF, Mrs Laide Awosedo, said at the event that the gesture was in line with the organisation’s mandate to provide succour and empowerment for PWD’s.

According to her, the organisation will also empower three persons from among the PWD’s in whichever area of business they desire to venture into.

Awosedo, also living with a disability said the COVID-19 pandemic had further exposed PWDs to poor access to medical facilities, care and economic hardship.

She called on other philanthropists to emulate the gesture as it would reduce the hardship experienced by PWDs, which was further aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

She urged PWDs not to relent or allow disabilities affects their pursuits for economical independence, adding that they should be strong and strive toward excelling in any venture they decided on.

Leader of the medical team, Vivian Oguiebe, a nurse, said the PWDs and other community members were tested for blood sugar, blood pressure, temperature and weight.

Oguiebe, while giving a health talk, stressed the need for regular medical check-up to aide early diagnosis of any ailments for quick medical intervention.

“Regular check-ups can help find potential health issues before they become a problem.

“Early detection gives the best chance for getting the right treatment quickly, avoiding any complications,” she said.

On his part, the Chief of the community, Tanko Gimba, expressed appreciation to the foundation for its supports to the community, particularly PWDs.(NAN)


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