A record number of 21 surgeries were performed on the first day of the O.B. Lulu-Briggs Foundation’s Free Medical Mission holding at the Model Primary Healthcare Centre, Ikuru Town, Andoni LGA of Rivers State.
The medical missions, during which the Foundation provides free medical treatment to people, is one of the Foundation’s flagship programmes, and is well received by an appreciative community.
The mission to Ikuru Town, which is the Foundation’s 38th medical mission, started on Monday and attracted a large crowd of men, women and children eager to receive treatment.
By the end of the first day, over 515 patients had been treated for various ailments, including 21 who required surgeries.
Services being offered free of charge at the five-day medical camp include counselling/health education, outpatient consultations, general surgeries, paediatric care (including deworming), dental care, vision care (including glasses and surgery), malaria testing & treatment, HIV/AIDs screening, physiotherapy, and an onsite pharmacy and laboratory.
Princess Ahana, OB Lulu-Briggs Foundation’s Assistant Coordinator of Programmes and Programme Officer for Health expressed appreciation with the first day’s work.
“We are happy with the large turnout and our team of medical professionals is busy attending to as many people as we can in an orderly manner, ” she said.” We are encouraging those who need their ailments or health concerns taken care of to stop by, as soon as possible. We will be here until the close of day on Friday, April 21, 2023.”