It was a memorable day in the history of the Nigeria Police Force (Sagamu Division) on Sunday, the 21ST day of May 2017 when the National Association of Seadogs, (Pyrate Confraternity) in their typical humanitarian gesture organized Free Medical tests, diagnoses and possible treatments on Prostate Cancer, Diabetes Mellitus, High Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI) and Oral Health to the men and family members of the Division.
The one in town program which was supported with drugs from the following Pharmaceutical Stores – Dabak (Sagamu), Odibros (Sagamu) and Healthon ( Ijebu-Ode) kicked off by 9:00 am at the NPF Sagamu Division premises, Sagamu, and it had in attendance about one hundred members of NPF (including their family members).
In attendance were the following Medical Doctors and Nurses
- Dr Olusegun Ajisefinni ; a Russia Trained medical practitioner and member of the association
- Dr. Abimbola Oyelekan ; of the Urology unit of Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital ( OOUTH) Sagamu, Ogun-State.
- Dr. Osho Taofeek of the internal medicine unit of Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital ( OOUTH) Sagamu, Ogun-State.
- Dr. Impact Festus Oluwaseun Banjo ; ( MB ChD. Ife) General Dental Practitioner
- Dr. Alabi Saheed Olugbenga; of Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital ( OOUTH) Sagamu, Ogun-State.
In his opening remarks, the vice president of the association who doubled as the compere of the program briefly gave a short but profound philosophy of the association and its contribution to the society; he also gave a brief objective of the day’s program. His remarks were corroborated by the Acting President of the association, Mr Jamal Apena who added that the medical mission is one of the focal points of the association’s agenda and that’s one of the reasons why a state of the arts equipped ambulance was procured by the national body to ease the downtrodden health situation.
In his welcome address, the Divisional Police Officer (D.P.O.) of the Sagamu Division, Mr Moses Aduroja appreciated the association and enjoined all members of NPF to be patient and attentive to the program.
Many inspiring and life-saving talks and health awareness were given to the NPF Community on Prostate Cancer and Urology by Dr. Oyelekan, Dental health by Dr. Impact Oluwaseun Banjo and Diabetes by Dr. Alabi Saheed Olugbenga, after which many questions from the participants were satisfactorily attended to. After the talks, different tests were carried out, including consultancies, diagnoses, drugs prescriptions and possible treatment to more than eighty registered members.
SUMMARY OF THE DIAGNOSED PATIENTS
According to the Medical Experts-
Many of the patients were clinically stable, 1 patient with chronic kidney disease with dialysis and hypertension, 11 cases of isolated hypertensive heart diseases, who are currently on antihypertensive, 4 were isolated cases of Diabetes Mellitus, 2 cases of hypertension with Diabetes Mellitus. 1 case of poorly treated uncomplicated malaria
Statistics of Clients seen:
Total number of clients seen during the mission = Eighty (80)
|Total No Registered||80|
|Adults > 20yrs||76|
|Children||04||Age Range (Children)|
|Age Range (Adults)||Under 1 yr||00|
|21 – 30||02||1 – 5 yrs||00|
|31 – 40||34||6 – 10 yrs||02|
|41 – 50||31||11–15 yrs||01|
|51 – 60||08||16 -20 yrs||01|
|61 – 70||00|
|71 – 80||01|
|81 – 90||00|
|91 – 100||0|
In his closing remarks, the Division’s Administrative Officer ASP Tayo Badmus commended the association, and observed that such a program should be a regular one for the NPF community.
The program came to an end by 3:30pm with different group pictures after a good percentage of the remaining drugs had been donated to the medical officer of the division for subsequent.