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SIFAX sponsors free medical outreach in Ibadan, treats 250

No fewer than 205 persons benefitted from the dental and medical care of the annual Taiwo Afolabi Free Rural Dental Outreach at the popular Molete Market in Ibadan, Oyo State.

The free medical care, which targeted mainly traders and rural communities in Oyo State, was organised by the University of Ibadan Association of Dental Students (UIADS).

The beneficiaries enjoyed Body Mass Index (BMI) measurement, blood pressure test, random blood glucose measurement, blood pressure measurement, dental clerking, examination and referrals, extractions, scaling, and polishing, among other services.

The outreach also featured a health talk on the imperative of maintaining good oral health and deployed doctors, medical and dental students from the University College Hospital, Ibadan.

Head, Corporate Communications, SIFAX Group, Olumuyiwa Akande, who represented the company at the event, said the sponsorship of the medical outreach was part of its sustainability initiatives designed to assist and support indigent Nigerians.

He said it was also in line with the company’s belief that a healthy nation translates to a productive nation, The Trumpet gathered.

Speaking at the event, President of the association, Olalekan Efunkunle, said the aim of the outreach was to create oral health awareness and promotion of good oral health hygiene in the society.

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Olakekan noted that SIFAX Group’s support for the outreach in the last five years had helped to not only reach out to several rural persons, but also equipped the students with adequate field knowledge needed to excel in dentistry.

He charged other corporate organisations to emulate the SIFAX Group by partnering with the student body in taking the health mission to other rural areas of the state.

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