Forte Oil offers medical outreach
The free medical outreach exercise included diabetes awareness talk with focus on preventive measures and care for patients, blood sugar level screening, provision of palliative drugs and referral to primary health centres for proper management of persons diagnosed with high level of blood sugar.
During the event the Group Head, Corporate Services, Oludare Arinde, stated that Forte Oil’s decision to embark on the medical outreach was as a result of the company’s commitment to positively impact lives by promoting healthy living. He noted that the low level of awareness among the populace also contributes to the menace of diabetes in our country today. “This is a problem we want to help solve through this awareness program” he said.
Speaking at one of the venues, one of the beneficiaries, Chinyere Ugwoechendu said the outreach initiative by Forte Oil was commendable as an early detection of the disease helps patients to live healthy. She also enjoined other corporate organisations to take a cue from Forte Oil to impact on the lives of people living in their various host communities.
The medical outreach was administered by a team of health experts led by the Managing Director of Cecy Health Consult, Dr. Abayomi Durojaiye, who emphasised the need for regular blood sugar screening as over 171 million people are affected globally and less than 10% of them are aware of their status.
Forte Oil is one of the foremost indigenous major marketer of refined petroleum products with a strong presence in the thirty-six states of Nigeria and Abuja. It operates various services including retail petroleum product marketing; industrial fuels & lubricants marketing, lubricant production and marketing; Vendor Managed Inventory for industries; Value Added Peddling; Marine Supplies; Production Chemicals, Lubricants and Greases.
It is also involved in the provision of aircraft refueling and defueling services; aviation fuel delivery services; ownership and operation of aviation fuel storage facilities, as well as in insecticide, liquefied petroleum gas, and bitumen businesses.
Through its subsidiary Forte Upstream Services (FUS), the company manufactures and sells production chemicals and greases; supplies well production chemicals and drilling/completion fluids to the upstream sector of the oil and gas industry.