The Honourable Commissioner for Works and Transports in Osun state, Engr. Oluremi Omowaiye in collaboration with Gifty Organic Therapy yesterday sponsored an Ilerioluwa Medical and Surgical outreach to celebrate his birthday where 100 patients including children were operated on freely.
Omowaiye who celebrated his birthday on the 9th of July, used the opportunity of the ocassion to give back to the society by sponsoring the surgery of the patients.
The surgeons and medical personnel who were numbered about 100 and led by the Osun state Chief Surgeon, Dr. Simeon Afolayan performed the surgeries at the State Hospital, Ilesha where people living with different medical and health challenges such as Herniorrhaphies, Herniotomis, Hydrocelectomies and various lumps were operated upon free of charge.
In his words, Engr. Omowaiye said he choses to sponsor the outreach to celebrate his birthday and to show appreciations to God and make impacts in the lives of people who have been living with various health challenges for a long time and who lack of money to undergo the surgery have been a serious issue to.
He said he choses this way of celebration because he knows it will have immediate impacts on people instead of merrying with close family and friends alone.
Meanwhile, Prof. Femi Fadiora the former Chief Medical Director of LAUTECH Hospital commended Omowaiye for this great initiative and implore others to emulate him, saying this is life impacting project and it will go a long way in the minds of the beneficiaries.
Also Prof. Olaitan the Chief Medical Director of Osun teaching Hospital commended the Commissioner on this initiative and implored him to continue doing it annually.
Speaking on behalf of other beneficiaries, Mr. Mutiu Adepoju whose son was operated upon appreciated the Commissioner for coming to their aids at this point in time.
He said he was asked to pay #380,000 for the same surgery in a private hospital and when he could not afford it he resulted to fate until help now came from God through the Commissioner. He used the opportunity to pray for him that he will live long in good and perfect health, that he will not be unfortunate in life.
The chief Surgeon used the opportunity to implore people to always pay great attention to their health and make sure they visit the hospital regularly for check up.
Those that benefited from the Medical and Surgical outreach include 40 children and 70 adults.