-Conducts free health screening, drug administration for over 200 residents
As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) and in commemoration of 2021 World Pharmacists Day, usually celebrated every 25 September, Greenlife Pharmaceuticals Limited, has taken public health campaign, to residents of Ilupeju, Obanikoro, Oshodi and its environs.
The health campaign and screening exercise, held in front of the pharmaceutical company, in the heart of the Ilupeju community, conducted free health screening and drug administration. It had in attendance several members of the community including market women, artisans, civil servants and students.
Speaking on the rationale behind the initiatives, Pharm. Derick Osondu, national sales manager, Greenlife Pharma, who was also on the ground to lend a hand in the screening and consultation, said: “We decided to organise the health campaign and free screening exercise to give back to our community and to promote healthy living among Nigerians.”
According to him, regular health screening is good as it involves checking patients’ current health status and risks, adding that “if any problems are found, the healthcare provider will provide information on treatment plans and ways that you can prevent health issues in the future, as well as refer the person to the Greenlife Clinic close by”.
The free health screening featured free health consultation and counselling, fasting blood sugar test, blood pressure check, malaria parasite test, free drug administration, among others.
Also speaking at the programme, Head of Admin and Public Relations, Kema Ezeasor, explained that the free health screening, awareness campaign, and free drug administration were organised as part of the company’s contribution to improving public healthcare and as well identify with pharmacists all over the world as they celebrate this year’s ‘World Pharmacists Day’, adding that Greenlife as a responsible company recognises their immense contribution to the healthcare sector in the country.
Speaking further, Ezeasor, who was also part of the screening team, noted that regular health screening and awareness can help detect health problems before they become complicated and sometimes untreatable, adding that by getting the right health services, screenings, and treatments, people are taking steps that will help them live longer and have a healthier life.
She noted that people need to consider their health first in everything they do, adding that looking healthy is not always an indication that one is free from diseases.
Aside health screening, consultation and free drug administration, the Greenlife team also gave health talks and educated the populace on what to do to prevent diseases and better manage their health.
While appreciating Greenlife Pharma for the good gesture, one of the beneficiaries, Mrs Ganiyu Iyabo, said she was quite happy with the gesture, adding that the free screening exercise and lecture were a big boost to them as residents of the community and would linger in the memory of the residents.
Another beneficiary, an Octogenarian Mrs Usamotu Sanni, enjoined other healthcare providers and organisations in the country to take a cue from what Greenlife Pharma has done and reach out to assist people in enjoying better health as a way of giving back to the society