Lions Clubs International offers free diabetes screening awareness

A non-governmental organisation, Lions Clubs International, District 404B4 Nigeria, has offered free screening and diabetes awareness exercise to Lagos residents at Isolo General Hospital.

Mr Samson Abodunrin, District Governor for 404B4 Nigeria, Lions Clubs International District Governor for 404B4 Nigeria disclosed this on Sunday in Lagos.

Abodunrin said the event was part of the programme scheduled for the three-day visit of the International President, Dr Patti Hill.

He hinted that November is a month for Diabetes Awareness, for all Lions to rise up to the challenges and threats of Diabetes.

Nurses attending to residents at the free screening and diabetes awareness exercise

Abodunrin, who was represented Mr Oyegunle Oladipo, during the campaign, encouraged everyone to take care of their health, and go for regular medical check-up.

Also, the Chairperson for the Diabetes Awareness Campaign, Mrs Rasheedat Usman, said over 150 people who were in attendance got screened at Isolo General Hospital.

“Lions members who turned up were also screened after an awareness walk from Apata Memorial High school, Ire-Akari to Isolo General Hospital.

“Three people were reported to have been detected with high level diabetes, and were immediately moved to Emergency for further consultation,” she said.

The chairperson commended all the clubs and individuals who keyed into the programme for their positive contributions.

Mrs Delphine Robin, District 404B4 Marketing and Communication Chairperson, said that Lions Clubs International District 404B4 Nigeria was in partnership with the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi (FIIRO).

Robin said that the partnership would involve a three days skills acquisition programme which include technologies used in the production of liquid soap, fruit juice and smoked fish, which is one of the District Governor’s core project for 2023-2024 Lions Service Year.

According to her, all participants will be given a starter pack as a means of empowerment from the district.

Robin said that the skills acquisition is scheduled to hold from Nov. 28 to Nov. 30.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria