Rotary Club of Lagos Palmgrove Estate marks World Diabetes Day, donates water beds to hospital
ABOUT one hundred people benefitted from Hypertension and Diabetes Camp organized by Rotary Club of Lagos Palmgrove Estate, District 9110, Rotary International in commemoration of World Diabetic Day.
Speaking at the occasion, the Chairman, Service Project, Suresh Nair, who represented the President of the Club, Pradeep Pahalwani, said the Camp was organized to mark the World Diabetic Day and also to give opportunity to many people to benefit from free hypertension and Diabetes screening with free drugs.
According to Nair, the importance of people knowing their health status from time to time cannot be undermined especially with regards hypertension and diabetes, which he described as disorder and not a disease.
“Today is World Diabetic Day and we have on ground Special Doctor and para-medicals to check peoples sugar level and blood pressure free.
“We are not unaware of many people living in ignorance as to the importance of knowing their health status to avoid crisis and this is the reason we have organized this camp today which is not a general camp per se but an exercise for screening of hypertension and diabetes with free drugs.
“World Diabetic day has grown from a humble beggining to become a globally celebrated event to increase awareness about diabetes.
In a related development, the Rotary Club of Lagos Palmgrove Estate recently extended its humanitarian gesture to patients of Gbagada General Hospital at a brief ceremony where donation of 15 waterbeds was made.
In his comment, the President of the Club, Rotarian Pradeep Palwani said waterbeds could be very useful to bed-ridden patients.
He disclosed that the donation was based on conducted need assessment, saying: “The hospital requested for water beds, which we have given to them. We have adopted Gbagada General Hospital for this project because it belongs to Lagos State, which is the second largest hospital built by the State.”
The Medical Director and Chief Executive, Gbagada General Hospital, Dr. Lateef Tayo Lawal, said the donation was a welcomed gesture because as a Rotarian himself, he knew that the donation was sponsored by the members of the Club, who contributed to raise the fund to purchase the water beds.