By Akinwale Kasali
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, When In Need Foundation (WIN), has brought succour to the medically challenged people of Nasarawa State.
W.I.N, founded by Dr. Ecton-Dunkley, which since inception has been run with her savings, investment and salary, on June 18th embark on another challenge by taking free medical mission initiative to Kardako Health Centre, Kardako Nasarawa State.
The medical support team included the 15 Medical Doctors, 10 Pharmacists, 15 Optometrists, Nurses and about 20 Volunteers support team. With the crowd who came to get free healthcare, screened for various diseases, malaria, typhoid and high blood pressure among others. Not less than 3000 people were seen by a doctor, evaluated, checked for particular ailments etc. Malaria was the most prevalent of the illnesses and the statistics is jarring in north central region of Nigeria.
According to the organisers, during this healthcare free medical intervention, medical supplies enough to fill one 40 foot container was shipped from the United States, wheel Chairs, vitamins, blood pressure monitors, over the counter prescriptions etc.
Ecton- Dunkley said that the aim of the fopundation is to affect the lives of medically challenged people positively and also give them succour, because not all of them could afford the exhorbitant prices of drugs and other medical things needed.
The foundation disclosed that the train will soon move to another state, promising that other states will benefit immensely from the CSR they are offering