Health

Rotary organises free hepatitis, liver screening for Abuja community

Published

on


The Rotary Club of Abuja, District 9125, on Saturday, organised free hepatitis “B and C” screening as well as Liver Scan for residents of Piwoyi, a suburb located on the airport road, Abuja.


The event which was organised in partnership with Silver Cross Hospital, Abuja, was part of activities to mark this year’s World Hepatitis Day, which was commemorated on July 28.

Dr Patrick Ezie, President, Rotary Club of Abuja Federal, said it was important to raise awareness of the dangers of Hepatitis and how people can prevent themselves from contracting it.

“We are in an era where we are battling with the Coronavirus pandemic and if someone has other infections in his or her system, Covid-19 makes it worse.

“We organised this outreach today to make the people of this community become aware of Hepatitis and how deadly and highly infectious it is, especially Hepatitis B and C.

“We are also going to inform them on how to prevent themselves from contracting Hepatitis and for those who are negative, we will be giving them immunization, because that is the only way they can remain negative.

“We will also be conducting Liver Scan services because we believe that as a consequence of long standing Hepatitis, patients with this ailment can develop Liver cancer.

“So once we detect that in a patient, we are going to refer them to our partner hospital immediately, so that they can start early treatment,” he said.

Ezie added that the club would continue to support government’s effort in providing routine health screenings for various communities in the country.

Mr Effiom Bassey, Manager, Silver Cross Hospital, said it was important for people to practice personal hygiene and prevent themselves from contracting Hepatitis.

“This ailment can be contracted through body fluids like sweats as well as engaging with multiple sexual partners,” he said.

A beneficiary, Mrs Caroline Asemah, appreciated the club for bringing the awareness and screening exercise to the community.

She also advised other members of the community to participate in the free test, so that they can know their health status.

Edited By: Cecilia Odey/Sadiya Hamza (NAN)

https://nnn.ng/rotary-organises-free-hepatitis-liver-screening-for-abuja-community/

CGE distributes 9000 solar powered radio to adolescents girls in Gombe Fayemi approves conversion, inter-cadre transfer for 603 civil servants Nigeria at 60: US lauds Nigeria’s commitments to tackling corruption [email protected]: FCT Minister donates cooking gas, food items to flood victims Nigeria @60: Army chief harps on Nigeria’s unity, warns divisive elements ICPC rates Nigerian Correctional Service high on ethics Bayern Munich ride luck to win German Super Cup and fifth title of year Ruthless Nadal stays on course at French Open Neymar and Alvaro avoid French Ligue 1 sanctions Manchester United, Everton, Manchester City join Spurs in English League Cup quarter-finals Benue govt. honours Ordega, Onazi Police arrest 47 over alleged kidnapping, unlawful possession of weapons COVID-19: NCDC announces 201 fresh infections in Nigeria Independence: KEDCO urges Nigerians to support power sector reform Independence: Sen. Adeola urges Nigerians to redress wrongs at 60 Aba residents decry killing of Malaysian returnee in Aba Bauchi, Jigawa floods: FG commiserates with victims, begins flood assessment NCF calls for concerted effort to preserve environment PDP condemns repeated attacks on its candidate for Ondo race Officials advocate building of toilets to end open defecation by 2025 Nigeria @ 60: Atiku calls for youth-centred development plan Harry Potter flies in London, playing Quidditch over Leicester Square Governors donate N100m to Borno Government Country singer/songwriter Mac Davis, who wrote ‘In the Ghetto,’ dead at 78 Independence:NEPZA boss promises to use FTZs, SEZs rejuvenate nation’s economy Curtailing access to forex proceeds will limit exporter’s contributions to economy – FACAN Customs boss charges NDA cadets to place national interest above all other considerations  Felix Duke calls out Pretty Okafor over Creative Industry Group (CIG) Trademark fraud Akwa Ibom to implement flood-control project across 18 communities House seeks immediate demarcation of boundary among warring communities in Nasarawa, Benue Independence Day: Gbajabimila, Wase, Elumelu congratulate Nigerians 2021 budget: Reps approve N13.08 trn expenditures, $40 oil price benchmark Expert urges schools to embrace ICT as  new method of teaching Independence: Plateau speaker urges Nigerians to defend nation’s unity [email protected]: Gov. Bello says insecurity threat to growth, development Nigeria @ 60: PDP urges Buhari to reposition government 2023: Umahi denies alleged rift with NASS members from Ebonyi Nigeria @ 60: 120 eminent Nigerian elders, leaders for National Dialogue — Utomi Group says community policing key to curbing insecurity Oyetola salutes Nigeria at 60, sues for peace, unity Poultry association tasks NLC on permanent employment of workers by employers Nigeria grants approval for Emirates Airlines to operate Group launches N5m interest-free loan for members [email protected]: We must build a nation of one destiny – Mark FG distribute palliatives to 47,020 vulnerable households in Enugu N/ East: DPR tasks owners of filling stations, gas plants on safety Nigeria @ 60: Progressive Governors reaffirm commitment to democracy, development Army Court Marshal dismisses soldier for defiling minor Kwara schools to resume Oct. 5, tertiary institutions Oct. 12 Tinubu urges common purpose, strong bond