On 8th July, 2019, residents of Ilupeju-Ekiti in Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti State, received quality healthcare service delivery during an outreach programme organised by the medical team from Community Health and Pharmacy Departments of Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti (FETHI).
On arrival, a Public Health Nurse Mrs Adeniyi, from Community Health Department, enlightened attendees on predisposing factors to diseases such as an unhealthy diet, genetic composition, physical inactivity, high blood pressure and poor hygiene.
Also, she stated that regular water intake helps to maintain a blood pressure, keeps the kidneys healthy and reduces dehydration.
Meanwhile, the second speaker, Mr O. Bola, a Cancer Registrar, described ‘Cancer’ as an abnormal growth of cells in the body that could affect any part of the body.
Furthermore, poor personal hygiene (Cleanliness for the women especially with their undergarments), quiting alcoholism and smoking (either actively or passively), eating healthy meals and avoiding foods preserved with chemicals, reduced consumption
of tobacco substances such as snuff, inhalation of harmful chemicals and intoxicants are said to be simple preventive measures and lifestyle changes that may help reduce cancer risk
As the outreach programme was coming to an end, Mrs Adeniyi illustrated practical ways women could carry out self breast examination within the comfort of their homes. She urged the people to undertake such examinations routinely and added that if an observation of any lumpy feel is made, a quick visit should be made to the hospital for speedy and proper diagnosis.
In attendance were 52 People while 5 were referred to FETHI for further medical investigations. Two Community Health Physicians, Dr. David Ekpu and Dr Samuel Adewoye and other medical team were on ground for the outreach programme.