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Oputa foundation offers free medical services to residents in Delta

Oputa foundation offers free medical services to residents in Delta
February 11
21:40 2024

Gregory Oputa International Foundation, a non-profit organisation, has flagged off a three-day free and intensive medical treatment in Aboh kingdom of Ndokwa east LGA of Delta state.

Gregory Oputa, the president and founder of the organisation,  said the foundation is working to assist people who cannot afford proper healthcare.

Oputa said 2,400 persons have benefited from the foundation’s medical outreach since 2022, noting that 2,000 beneficiaries are targeted this year.

“Nigeria, Africa is my home, and when I look at the impoverishment of our people, this is the third series we have done of this medical outreach because a lot of people just slump and die not knowing exactly what is wrong with them,” Oputa said.

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“We also have x-ray machines there to detect whatever is wrong, either what is negative with their bodies, and above all to see that they are properly treated. So, my zeal for this is just passion and nothing more.

“In our country today, the health subsector that is very functional is the private, which is not affordable by these downtrodden people that don’t have enough resources.

“So with this, we are doing we make it comprehensive every year to ensure all kinds of ailments and diseases are being checked and treated; minor surgeries are also performed during this medical outreach. We started doing this in 2022, this is the third series.

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“In 2022, we reached out to over 1000 people, in 2023 it was over 1,400, and in 2024, hopefully in these three days, we should be able to meet up with over 2,000 people.

“People are sick and not feeling fine, there is no money to go for any medical care, so, it is an opportunity for them.

“We have a well-qualified medical team on the ground doing the treatment, including those who are radiographers that deal with x-ray issues to detect any internal injury, we have three medical doctors, and eight nurses and they have the capacity to serve the people. I also want to take this to a higher level where I have to bring doctors from United States of America (USA), to take care of the people.”

Margret Olise, one of the beneficiaries, said the medical assistance came at the right time when quality healthcare services are difficult to afford due to the hard economic situation in the country.

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“I am a beneficiary of the free medical outreach by Prince Dr Gregory Oputa, who has thought it wise by bringing a free and quality medical treatment to the people of Aboh and other communities, and this has really changed the narrative here in Aboh, and I say thank you to him (Oputa),” Olise said.

Also, another beneficiary, Paul Iseh, commended the effort of the foundation for adding value to the lives of the people.

“It is a good thing that Dr Gregory Oputa has come with another colour, and this time he has come to give us free and quality treatment for all levels of people in Aboh Kingdom, and also I am a beneficiary,” Iseh said.

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