300 person at the weekend benefited from the free medical outreach organised by the Association of Resident Doctors, Edo State Hospital Management Board (SHMB) Chapter.
Dr. Osayande Edorisiagbon, President, Association of Resident Doctors, said the exercise was part of the activities lined up for its third ordinary general meeting/scientific conference.
He said, “During the exercise, 300 persons benefited from the free medical care. The beneficiaries were screened for hypertension, diabetic, fever among others.”
He said they decided to carry out the free medicare due to the increasing cases of cardiac arrest in the country.
“The truth is that cardiac arrest is now becoming a common incident in the country due to the stress people go through on daily basis.”
“People work and work and would not have time for proper check up, that is the reason you see people collapsing at work and occasions and many have died like that.
“When such people collapse and die, others would say he was hale and healthy, but the truth is that they have been sick but unnoticed since they don’t go for check up to know whether they are sick or not.
“If you know your health status, whether hypertension, diabetes among others, you start monitoring and managing it before it gets bad.
“This is the reason we organised this free screening for people to know their health status so as to reduce incidents of cardiac arrest in the country.”
He, however, advised people to find out time to go to the hospital for check up and know their health status.