Determined to improve on its Corporate Social Responsibilities particularly in the health sector, status of the needy and less privileged across Ebira land, the Tarzan Foundation in partnership with the Nigerian Medical Students’ Association (NIMSA) has donated free health test kits to the Primary Health Care Centre in Okene, Kogi State.
The outreach tagged “Achieving with Primary Health Care” was facilitated by the Director of Foreign Affairs and Integration, National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), United Arab Emirates, Hon. Tarzan Saahibafatiu Onimisi.
In his remark at the occasion;
Hon. Tarzan stated that the flag off and presentation ceremony to the Primary Health Care Center, Okene was an extension of his foundation objective in rendering humanitarian services to his people.
Hon. Tarzan further explained that it would enable the less privileged to have access to several health related tests, especially when they are unable to access hospitals for proper diagnosis and treatment.
The philanthropist enjoined the management of the Primary Health Centre to take ownership of the kits and ensure their proper maintenance, and urged them to make the medical consumables available to the people, especially the less privileged, when the need arises.
Speaking at the event, the North Central Regional Coordinator of Nigerian Medical Students’ Association (NIMSA), Elukpo Jeremiah disclosed that the kits distributed comprised of First aid boxes, essential drugs, stethoscopes, sphygmomanometer, testing materials (Blood sugar, urinalysis, HIV, Malaria, Typhoid, blood group, genotype), toiletries, sanitary pads, condoms, Foodstuff and Souvenirs.
According to him, the goal of the project was to contribute their quota to the revitalization of Primary Healthcare through sensitization and distribution of medical kits, adding that the target for the association is to visit at least 2 Primary Healthcare Centers and 2 Orphanage homes in each of the LG in the North Central Region.
While thanking the Tarzan Foundation for making the project a reality, he disclosed that the foundation will carefully monitor and ensure proper handling and distribution of the items in order to serve the common purpose of its provision.
He charged privileged individuals in the society to rise to the occasion by developing good mindset to nation building through giving out to assist others, adding that they should not wait for government to do everything.
Responding on behalf of the community and the Primary Health Care management, Director of Local Government, Okene LGA, Alhaji Sadiq Ademoh Adangara expressed appreciation to the foundation and Medical Students Association for their support, promising that the Local Government Council and the Primary Health Care Centre will put the items donated to good use. He also assured that measures would be put in place to ensure that the items are not diverted to personal use.