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NGO Gives Free Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar Test To 1000 Persons In Warri

Posted: Jul 17, 2015 at 12:11 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By John Dugbe  –  Ughelli

 

A Non Governmental Organization, Respite and Support for Diabetics and Hypertensive Initiative has organized a free fasting blood sugar and blood pressure test for over 1000 participants in Warri, Warri South Local Government Area, Delta state, with promise to extend it to other towns, villages and states across the country.

In his speech during the free fasting blood sugar and blood pressure test in Warri, Mr. Austin Oghoferuo Desi, Management Consultant of Respite and Support for Diabetics and Hypertensive Initiative stated that the NGO was incorporated in the United Kingdom in 2009 and in Nigeria in 2011.

He added that the incorporated trustees of the NGO are Mrs. Rhoda Okeoghene Otomewo, pharmacist, Mr. Austine Oghoferuo Desi, management consultant, Dr. Amabetare Biu, consultant paediatrician, Abolade Adenekan, chartered accountant and Dr. Sylvester Obiechie Nzekwue, area manager.

According to Desi, “the NGO aimed at relieving people of sickness and preserve and protect good health of those who have diabetics or suffer from hypertension and those with weight problems by setting up respite centers equipped with qualified and diagnostic testing equipments.

“To also advance education of the public in diabetics and hypertensive related conditions and provide details of treatment and the importance of diet and exercise. To fulfill such other purposes as may from time to time be recognized as practices and mobilize communities for a healthier environment and good hygienic practices”.

Desi, explained further that many people have died from diabetes and hypertension complications because of lack of knowledge and good management of the condition, adding that the programme therefore seeks to expose participants to the prevention and management of the conditions.

The programme featured presentation of topics like ‘prevention of diabetes – current knowledge and approaches’ by Dr. U. C Ugoji and ‘Management of Diabetes from a sufferer’s point of view’ by Sister Rhoda Otomewo.