The Federal Teaching Hospital Ido-Ekiti (FETHI) felicitates with his Royal Majesty Oba Captain Ilori Faboro, Ajiboyede III and the entire Ido Community on the 2019 edition of Ajodun Ido Oganganmodu Day, thereby rendering free quality health care service to residents of Ido-Ekiti.
Medical Team from the Community Medicine, Dental and Pharmacy Departments of FETHI on Thursday, 28th of November, 2019 visited Ido-Ekiti in Ekiti State to sensitize the community on the benefits attached to regular medical check-up and having a good health.
Dr Taye Alao from the Department of Community Medicine, after his welcome address enlightened the attendees on the benefits of living a healthy life and undertaking routine check-up when not necessarily sick especially when an affordable, qualitative and quantitative health care delivery is being brought to their doorsteps.
He educated the people on the benefits of diet related health needs and wellness efforts. Dr. Taye, stressed the importance of including regular fruit intake in their daily meal plan combined with regular physical exercise, stating that fruits are rich in vitamins and they nourish the body. Also, consumption of low salt intake and more vegetables is encouraged.
Similarly, he enlightened attendees on the leading causes to chronic health conditions such as High Blood Pressure (HBP), Diabetic, Cancer e.t.c, noting that early detection is the key, which can be achieved through routine medical check-ups, strict compliance to drug regiments coupled with practical healthy lifestyles; are ways in living a healthy life.
Keeping unhealthy habits such as smoking, alcohol intake, poor environmental hygiene and self medication was discouraged as well.
Miss Ogunshade a Dentist from Dental Department, stated the benefits attached to caring for our teeth. Keeping your teeth gums and mouth clean and healthy can prevent disease and infection, and can help to avoid pain and sickness.
She also explained that when you brush twice a day, plaque can be removed before it hardens into position. While plaque is still soft, it can easily be brushed and flossed away. However, once it hardens, it remains in place until it is scraped away at your next dental cleaning. In addition, replacing your toothbrush every three (3)months or when it appears worn and ensuring the presence of fluoride, the most common active ingredient in our toothpaste which prevents cavities is very essential.
“It’s better to make and keep those appointments, even if you don’t think you have problems with your teeth or oral hygiene, in order to identify and manage potential problems before costly care is required”, Miss Ogunshade Mentioned
Activities carried out during the outreach programme were; Counselling, vital signs, consultations, and drugs dispensing.
Total number of 100 participants in the community accessed health care services while some of them were respectively referred to Departments of Opthalmology, Orthopaedic, and ENT, of FETHI, Three (4) Community Health Physicians and other medical team were on ground for the check-up.