The indigenes of Temidire-Ekiti in Ijero Local Government Area of Ekitit State, received quality healthcare service during an outreach programme organised by the medical team from Community Health and Pharmacy Departments of Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti (FETHI) on 26th August, 2019.
On arrival, Mr Dada Olalekan from the department of Community Medicine ,enlightened the attendees on the ailment ‘Typhoid’. He explained that typhoid as a bacteria infection that can lead to high fever, diarrhoea and vomiting.
Similarly, the infection is often passed on through contaminated food and drinking unclean water, and more prevalent in places where hand washing is less frequent.
Following, the second speaker, a Cancer Registrar, Mr O. Bayo defined ‘Cancer’ as a disease involving abnormal cell growth with potentials capable of invading the body and causing spread to other parts of the body if not earlier detected.
“There are more than 100 types of cancer, including breast cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and lymphoma. Cancer symptoms vary depending on the type. Cancer treatments may include chemotherapy, radiation, and/or surgery”, He added.
In attendance were 20 patients, while 2 patients were referred to FETHI for further medical check up.A community Medicine Physician,Dr Ibikunle Austin and other medical outreach team were on ground for the programme.