Over 150 traders at the popular Gbagi market in Ibadan have enjoyed free medical and dental care at the community health outreach sponsored by SIFAX Group in the market.
Taiwo Afolabi Community Dental Outreach, which is organised by the University of Ibadan Association of Dental Students, is a free medical mission targeted at rural communities in Oyo State.
Some of the free services enjoyed by the beneficiaries include blood sugar level test, blood pressure test, body mass index test, dental check-up and treatment. Free toothpaste and toothbrushes were also distributed. Medical personnel deployed for the event included doctors and medical students from the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
Speaking at the occasion, the Group Executive Vice Chairman, SIFAX Group, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, who was represented by the Corporate Affairs Manager, Olumuyiwa Akande, said the sponsorship of the programme was part of the humanitarian gestures of the company, adding that SIFAX Group believes that healthy citizens translate to a healthy nation.
President, University of Ibadan Dental Student Association, Ayinuowo Adewale, who spoke on the need for good oral hygiene, enjoined the traders to take the issue of their health seriously, particularly, their teeth. He noted that the use of fluoride toothpaste and medium-texture toothbrush would help them in maintaining a healthy oral hygiene.
He further lauded SIFAX Group for supporting the success of the programme and making it a reality, he also charged other corporate organizations to emulate the company by partnering with it to take the rural health mission to other communities.
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