The Ogun State Ministry of Health has entered into partnership with Power Oil Limited in its fight against heart-related disease, high blood pressure, in order to achieve a far-improved health status for the people in the state.
According to Vanguard, The partnership is being consummated through Power Oil Health Camp, a Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, initiative of the company.
Kicked off in 2013, Power Oil Health Camp has expanded to 13 locations in Nigeria and involves free health consultation, health talk, high blood pressure check-up and free pulse check-ups.
Speaking at a ceremony to flag off the partnership at Ori-Omi Ground, Oke Sokori, Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital, Ms. Omotayo Azeez, Public Relations Manager, Power Oil said:
“Power Oil Health outreach program has been consistently going on for more than three years and we are happy about the achievements made so far and with the support we have received from Ogun State Ministry of Health, we are confident of a deeper outreach result in the state.”
According to her, in order to achieve extensive reach and wider coverage across the nation, “We have equally partnered with other state ministries in Nigeria, to which formal announcements will be made in due course”.
According to the Permanent Secretary, Ogun State Ministry of Health, Dr. Nafiu Babatunde Aigoro who officially declared the activity open; “We are excited about this partnership deal as we are confident that a lot of our people stand the chance to benefit a great deal from this scheme.”
“We recognize the Power Oil Health Camp Project as a laudable programme; that is the main reason we would readily throw our support behind it and work together to create that health sensitization forum as well as medical check opportunity for the people of Ogun State in order to achieve a healthy state” he said.