The Rotary Club, on Friday offered free health services to residents of Apo community of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) as part of its outreach programmes.
Mrs Annmarie Adamu, President of the Club, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the event tagged, “2020 Rotary Family Health Days” was part of its social responsibility to address some socio-economic challenges in the society.
“This outreach called ‘Rotary Family Health Days’ is a day when the club goes to all its adopted communities and takes care of the people.
“We do tests, give medication and health advices, as you can see this is a very poor community that needs attention,” she said.
Adamu called on governments and corporate organisations to show more commitment to healthcare development, especially in the rural areas.
She said the Apo-Dutse Primary Health Care Centre where the outreach took place was built by the Club in 2009.
“This health centre was built by Rotary Club in 2009 to help the community, so we need more government presence here, especially with access road,” she said.
Earlier, Mr Matthew Ossai, Project Chairman of the Club, stressed the need for Nigerians to take their health more seriously by going for check-ups.
NAN reports that malaria test kits, drugs, family planning kits, sanitary pads, mosquito nets among other things were donated to the Health Care Centre.
HIV tests, diabetes, hypertension, malaria screening and polio immunisation were also conducted at the three-day event.