The necessity for routine medical check-up and maintenance of a healthy lifestyle was the focus of a health talk delivered by a consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist at the Covenant University Medical Centre, Dr Adebayo Sekumade, during a medical outreach in commemoration of the 63rd birthday of the Vice-President, Education, Living Faith Church Worldwide, Pastor (Mrs) Faith Oyedepo.
Dr. Sekumade urged residents of Egan Road, in Iyana-Iyesi, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, to make it an annual exercise of knowing the basic state of their health, from blood sugar level to blood pressure, towards stemming the tide of untimely deaths.
He counselled participants and beneficiaries of the free medical outreach to make effort to introduce their young ones to good daily practice and healthy lifestyle, noting that hospitals are not just for curing, but also for preventing diseases.
“From cradle to adulthood; immunization to eating healthy, it has become vital that we develop a blend of good rest, nutrition and regular medical examination to ensure that our state of health, healing and wholeness is sustained,” he added.
Similarly, the Medical Director and Chief Executive Officer, ACE Medicare, Dr. Oluwole Kukoyi, appreciated Covenant University for inviting them to partner in delivering healthcare to community members, noting that ACE Medicare was always excited about giving back to the society.
Also, Pastor Oluwole Coker, the Provincial Pastor of the Living Faith Church, appreciated God for making the year unfold in a grand style for community members, with the hope of a turnaround in health for all present. He thanked the Esteemed Regent of Covenant University, Pastor (Mrs) Oyedepo, for making the community a beneficiary of the community healthcare largess.
Pastor Coker stated that information was power; the health talk would create the right awareness that would surely get the people to pay attention to the importance of knowing the true state of their health status, irrespective of available resources or none. “Health is wealth, but we also know now that wealth is not health,” he stated.
While declaring the event open, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abiodun H. Adebayo, said the life of Pastor (Mrs) Faith Oyedepo had been one of impact, and the medical outreach to the community was geared at impacting more lives in the community.
Professor Adebayo, represented by the Director, Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Dr. Omotayo Osibanjo, said Covenant University recognized her position as a major stakeholder in the quest for community development in Ota and Nigeria at large. He added that social responsibilities were a vital aspect of the University that would never be taken for granted.
He further stated that the medical outreach in commemoration of the 63rd birthday of Pastor Faith Oyedepo was in furtherance of the University’s community development scheme in line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 3) of ensuring healthy lives and promoting well being for all at all ages.