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Pyrates Confraternity offers free medical outreach to 170 rural dwellers in Ogun


Pyrates Confraternity offers free medical outreach to 170 rural dwellers in Ogun

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…as Katamaran, Aqua Kanata, Hiroshima Decks collaborate to carry out services

The National Association of Seadogs popularly known as Pyrates Confraternity has offered free medical outreach to 170 residents of Alemafo town off Erunwon ijebu, Ogun State.

The free medical outreach was carried out by the Katamaran Deck comprising Ijebu-Ode and Remo in collaboration with Aqua Kanata (Canada) and Hiroshima Decks (Japan/Australia) of the Pyrates Confraternity in the town.

During the free medical outreach, the 170 people of Alemafo town were able to undergo blood sugar level test, blood pressure measurement and consultations with a medical doctor while drugs were also administered accordingly.

The medical outreach also featured an advocacy on the dangers of self-medication, which was anchored by a member of the association, Dr. Ayodeji Aina.

Aina emphasised in his advocacy the need to take only the drugs prescribed by a competent medical professional, saying this is imperative because some drugs serve different functions and can cause havoc in the body system if not administered rightly.

The medical doctor further stressed that many people have been sent to their early graves as due to self-medication while some others have suffered some physical deformity in parts of their bodies due to this menace.

Aina also stressed the need for all to eschew self-medication and rather make it a point of duty to consult a qualified medical doctor or physician before taking any drug in order not to fall victims of self-medication.

During the medical outreach, Dr. Abednego Awolowo and Dr. Ayodeji Aina were on ground to attend to the beneficiaries while qualified nurses also assisted to conduct the tests and administer recommended drugs.

One of the beneficiaries, Mrs Adejoke Okusaga, thanked the Association for the free medical outreach, saying she ought to have gone for some medical tests, but the current economic hardship in the country had made it impossible.

She therefore applauded the association for providing her the opportunity to undergo those tests at no cost, adding that she was able to consult with a doctor who enlightened her on when to use her drugs.

Mrs Okusaga offered prayersvfor the continuous growth of the Association in order to offer the less privileged in the society more free humanitarian services.

Another beneficiary, Mr. Adekunle David, applauded the gesture of the association to bring such medical outreach to their doorsteps at no cost.

He expressed hope that residents of their neighbouring towns will benefit from such gesture by the Association in the nearest future, describing the free medical outreach as an eye opener to the dangers of self-medication and refusal to consulta with qualified doctors.

The elated traditional ruler of Alemafo, Baálé Olorunfemi Robert Ajayi, who was unavoidably absent, called in to express his gratitude to the Association for the selfless services provided his people through the free medical outreach.

Similarly, Chief Abimbola Olùgbẹ̀san, who is the Baale of Ogidi, a neighbouring town to Alemafo, also appreciated the Association while soliciting that such a gesture should be extended to his own town in the nearest future.

The Capoon of Katamaran Deck, Olugbenga Otunba-Payne, who spoke on behalf of the Capoons of Aqua Kanata (Canada) Deck and that of Hiroshima (Japan/Australia) noted that giving back to the society is one of the core values of the Association, adding that the Pyrates Confraternity is therefore committed to providing such selfless services on a regular basis.