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Published On: Mon, Jul 28th, 2014

Graceland Takes Free Screening, Treatment of Diabetes Patients to Osubi, Koko, Patani

GRACELAND G.O. Ekpoke CEO and Regional Coordinator of Gracelandland Diabetes Foundation providing free diabetes and hypetertension diagonism to people


LAGOS JULY 28TH (URHOBOTODAY)- Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Graceland Diabetes Foundation in Collaboration with Chief Oborevwor and Okpe Community will be taking the fight against diabetes disease and high blood pressure to Osubi, Koko and Patani in Delta State.
The exercise which is free will involve diagnosis of diabetes patients, free treatment and supply of drugs for the treatment of the ailment, free screening for blood sugar level and free diabetes check.
A press statement signed by the Founder of Graceland Diabetes Foundation, Mrs. Mercy Ekpoke made available to URHOBOTODAY an online medium said the free diabetes and high blood screening and awareness exercise will take place at Osubi Hall, Osubi Town, Delta State on August 2nd 2014 by 8.00 am.
The statement added that the date, time and venue of Koko and Patani exercise would be related to the public in due course.
Ekpoke who disclosed that the aims of Graceland Diabetes Foundation is to give basic fundamental definition of the ailment “Diabetes”, provide basic help and support to diabetes patients, create awareness to the diabetes and hypertension patients of the dangers of developing coronary heart disease and educate patients on the risk of developing heart attack and stroke , advised those coming for the screening and awareness campaign to come to the venue without eating so as to achieve better diagnostic result.
It would recalled that a similar exercise was held at Okpe Hall, Sapele, Delta State on February 2014 of which no fewer than 500 diabetes patients were screened, treated and drugs supplied free of charge by the organization..
Graceland Diabetes Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), registered in Nigeria by concern citizen committed to uplifting the health and living condition of Nigerians, especially the less privileged. Established by health care personnel trained in United Kingdom with civil society bias, they offer free screening and advisory services for Diabetes and its twin aliment Hypertension, to people in communities that otherwise would have difficulty accessing such services. They have the obligation to Nigerians to help eradicate sudden death caused by these killer diseases.
Diabetes and Hypertension, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), are two silent diseases that are getting increasingly prevalent in our society. Owing to widespread ignorance in our country, the group is complementing the work of government and the health authorities to bring awareness, which is the first step to relief, to people across Nigeria.

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