OLAJIDE FABAMISE, Lagos
…Joins forces on Community medical outreach
It is yet another commendable step for Raffles Oil LFTZ Enterprise, makers of cooking oil brand, Power Oil, to have entered into another partnership with the Kaduna State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development through its medical outreach project, Power Oil Health Camp Project, to provide free basic medical health checkup for the indigenes.
The collaboration was officially flagged off by the governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el- Rufa’i and his wife Arc Hadiza Isma el- Rufa’i during the 2nd Kaduna Women Economic Empowerment Summit, themed: “Enabling Access and Participation Linking Women to Resources”, the event was held at Arewa House, Kaduna.
Power Oil Health Camp which is already established in 13 locations across Nigeria offering free basic medical health check up to communities in the area of BMI check, Blood pressure and free medical consultation will be moving from one local government area to another in Kaduna together with another team of medical experts being deployed by the Kaduna State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development to conduct HIV and Malaria test.
Commenting on the partnership, Amisha Chawla, brand manager, Power Oil, said this collaboration with Kaduna State through the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development means a lot to the brand, as the long term plan is to cover the entire nation promoting a good eating habit and ultimately healthy lifestyle amongst Nigerians.
The commissioner, Kaduna State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajia Hafsat Mohammed Baba stated that a healthy and empowered woman is the key to a prosperous future in the state and the society at large, that is why it is important working together towards the pursuance of the agenda of gender and social inclusion policy to protect women and girl child in the state with the support of the executive governor of the Kaduna State.
According to Omotayo Azeez, public relations manager, Power Oil, “the medical teams will be moving around from place to place presenting the opportunity for free BMI & blood pressure check, HIV and Malaria test, heart health talks, product give away etc.
The commissioner will occasionally be joining the team for easy mobilisation and to further encourage the women folks to take advantage of the opportunity of free medical health check for early detection and ultimately to guide against avoidable hazards of hypertension and other heart related complications”.