Medical Firm Provides Free Treatment To Mark Anniversary

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The Medical Director of Star Clinic, Dr. Adeolu Olusodo, has set up a charity programme to assist the poor in the slum by providing free and special treatment for the elderly persons from the age of 60 years and above as part of activities marking the first anniversary of the outfit.

Olusodo, who disclosed that the clinic is not run for profit making but to provide quality medicare for the people at an affordable price, said that it was commissioned on 5 October, 2010.

Located at Apapa Road, Ebute Meta, Lagos, the clinic now marks its first anniversary by giving free drugs to people courtesy of Emzor Pharmaceuticals with members of the public and patient turning out en masse to celebrate with the proprietor, who promised to do the more, especially for the poor and the elderly in the locality.

According to him, “I have been involved in helping the poor and this programme is set up to assist both the poor, children and the elderly. The only challenges Star Clinic is facing is finance and I am appealing to governments, both local and state as well as pharmaceutical companies, to assist us just like Emzor is doing.”

Present at the occasion were Sunday Omidiji, a representative of Emzor Pharmaceutical Company; Mr. Ayo Wilton-Wadell, Mrs. Bolu Runsewe, mother of the first baby born in the clinic; Alhaji Abdul-Baqee Yemisi Coker, a prominent politician in Lagos Island and Mr. Agbodemu Ishola Munbau, Chairman, Slum Dwellers Association, Lagos Mainland chapter, among others.

—Lucky Lawal

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