By Mosope Kehinde

Concerned by the well-being of the people, especially with the stress they are daily being subjected to by the current situation in the country, Accord candidate for Oyo South Senatorial District, Kolapo Kola-Daisi has taken medical outreach to his constituent.

Declaring open the three-day free medical outreach in Ibadan, Mr Kola Daisi said the success of any government could be measured by how seriously it handled the issues of health and education. 

The Oyo South Senatorial candidate revealed that the medical outreach, from which no fewer than 10,000 people in the Senatorial District benefitted, was his way of prioritizing one of his plans for constituents. 

He stressed that the outreach was one of his “Jeka Dasi” projects for the people of his Senatorial District and shall be sustained every year if elected as the Senator representing Oyo South Senatorial District.

While emphasizing that a healthy crop of constituents should be one of the goals facilitated as a true representative of the people, Kola-Daisi said the timing for the outreach was good given the stress many had been experiencing as a result of nationwide cash and fuel frustrations. 

“We want to help thousands of people with their health issues. This exercise would be ongoing and would be repeated every year when we returned to the office. To keep it running, we will build an even better, more sustainable infrastructure around it. We’re even thinking about bringing medical outreach to people in their communities so they don’t have to travel far to get healthcare and treatments,” he said. 

“Our people need to be healthy,” Kolapo Kola-Daisi continued, “and this will be part of our mandate when we get to the office because it is an intervention that I know is necessary.”

Dr. Sabu Geoge, team leader from Medical Aid for Africa and one of the six foreign Doctors who came for the outreach, stated that another major goal of the outreach was to raise awareness about hypertension and the importance of taking recommended medicines on a regular basis. 

“One of the biggest challenges we have seen is that people believe hypertension is a disease someone can treat a little bit of time because it doesn’t have specific symptoms. Many people stop taking the medication because they believe it has cured them. 

“Once diagnosed, people must understand that they have the silent killer disease. They must strictly adhere to the medication, and they must be aware that the medication is not expensive and can be obtained locally.” 

Chief Sunday Babalola, Director General of the Kolapo Kola-Daisi campaign group, stated in his remarks that the outreach serves as a reminder of one of Kolapo Kola-key Daisi’s programs, which is free health care for women and children in the constituency.

Six visiting Physicians with specialities in Cardiology to General medicine and Dentistry are headlining the outreach with support from 14 volunteering Doctors from the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.

The 3-day outreach is to cater for everyone who attends, particularly constituents from the 9 local governments under Oyo South while a special focus will be beamed on treating hypertension and diabetes.

There will also be general consultation and medical aid for general illnesses.

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