A team of medical workers from Dexa Medica on Thursdays also visited the Nasarawa Local Government Area of Kano State.
The team of experts in ophthalmology, otolaryngology and general physicians provided a range of health services including eye, ear, nose, general body check-up as well as donation of prescribed drugs and eyeglasses to traders at Yankanba main market and local dwellers.
The event tagged “Pain Free Day,” attracted hundreds of market users and residents from communities within Nasarawa Local Government Area, as attendees were also educated on how to manage stress and flu-related illnesses by health experts.
Brand Executive, Dexa Medica, makers of Boska pain reliever, Joseph Christopher, who spoke during the opening ceremony said the programme was aimed at improving the lives of people at the grassroots. He said that market areas were targeted for the programme due to the
Strenuous activities that take place there, as well as the economic situation which affects routine medical check-ups.
She said: “For the past 12 months we realised that people’s engagements across different functions have significantly increased in the bid to stay afloat owing to the current economic situation in the country. About 90 per cent of work locations visited across the nation involved some type of strenuous tasks.
“As a result, this has taken its toll on the people, especially traders, who rarely find the time to do health checks, because of the huge cost associated with it. Hence, the reason for an initiative like this, especially in the light of the recession, is to help consumers stay fit while saving up to cater for other areas of need.”
Market users received free ENT, hypertension, blood sugar, general body check-ups, as well as free focal glasses for eye correction and prescription at the one-day programme.