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Rotary promotes health for humanity


Egbe Rotary Club in Lagos has donated medical equipment to the Igando General Hospital to complement government efforts in promoting health for humanity.

The President of the club, Babatunde Alayande, observed that the dearth in health equipment had multiplier effects on the poor, who find it difficult to cope with health changes, adding that the poor and needy are over burdened with socio-economic challenges. He also noted that this contributed largely to their inability to afford good health that will ensure better life.

Alayande stated that the club was saddled with the responsibilities of touching lives, sponsoring projects and enhancing the cause of humanity.

He said: “The club approached the hospital on how it could impact on lives. What was donated was specifically agreed upon. What we had in mind was to provide incubators for premature delivered babies. But when we met the hospital management, we changed in line with their priorities.

“Our donation will go a long way to assist the ordinary people, particularly those can’t afford bed spaces.

These medical equipment, which include wheel chairs, electronic blood/pressure machines, drip holding stands, mattresses and pillow cases, will benefit the needy and other users of the Igando General Hospital.

We are planning to make impact in children’s wards in our next donation. Those who benefit from it do not have relationship with the Rotary club. All that we are just doing is serving humanity.”

Receiving the equipment, Medical Director, Igando General Hospital, Dr. Madewa Adebanjo, said the donation by Rotary club was benevolent, adding it would benefit many in view of the large population of Alimosho area.

He added that the hospital management was grateful, particularly when donors give to better the health of the ordinary people.

“For us there is no aspect of human endeavour that does not have health implications. So, when you now have partners that take interest in health, it is not only welcome but commendable.

The equipment are very vital to relieving patients of pains and assist in the long run to fully be healed.”

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