Favour, Kindness and Grace Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation, on Wednesday, gave free health care for about 14,300 indigenes in Osun West Senatorial District.
Speaking with journalists at the event, in Gbongan, Ayedaade Local Government Area of Osun State, the coordinator of the foundation, Mr. Goke Olatunji, said the foundation would provide care and counseling on ailments such as malaria, typhoid, prostate and eye challenges.
Mr Olatunji said, the foundation is collaborating with the Faculty of Health Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife as well as Omooba Dotun Babayemi, the founder of the foundation.
According to him, ” the foundation is a non profit, voluntary organisation set up to cater for the plight of indigent citizens in the areas of education and health missions with a vision to ensure that no individual in the communities that we support remains challenged because such individual cannot meet his or her education or health needs.
“Our focus on this occasion bringing us to certain local government in Osun state is to provide free healthcare to those that cannot afford to see a doctor once in a year. We believe in going to the interior where we will get more value by imparting the lives of those that have not yet received or barely receive the right medical treatment.”
In his own word, the founder of the foundation, Omooba Dotun Babayemi said the gesture was a way of making return to his people.
According to him, the treatment was purely humanitarian service to the people of his Senatorial District, maintaining that no political gain was expected from the gesture.
“there is a limit to what government can do, therefore, we need to contribute our own to the good living of our people.
“We are projecting over 50,000 people in the next three months within the Osun West Senatorial District. We have an agreement with the health sciences department to segregate people with serious challenge and recommend them for surgery if necessary.”
Mr Babayemi assured the people that he will be responsible for any cost surgery that occurs during the by that he would be responsible for any cost that may occur, he promised that he would not relent in giving back to his community.
Also speaking at the venue, the leader of the medical team, a Psychiatrist from Obafemi Awolowo University, Dr. Celestine Mume, explained that the gesture was timely considering the number of people that have registered for the past programme.
Dr. Mime, said people are suffering from health challenges and could not afford the cost, “support by philanthropist like this would complement the efforts of the government and reduce untimely and preventable death in the society.
The free healthcare would take place in Ode-Omu, Tonkere, Wakajaye, Orile-Owu, Irewole, Ikire, Odeyinka, Isokan, Apomu, Ikoyi and Iwo all within the ten local governments that constitute Osun West Senatorial District.