A pharmaceutical firm, Medplus pharmacy, in collaboration with Chess in Slums Africa, a Non-Govermental Organisation, has launched a medical outreach to children living in slums in Lagos state, to offer free medical check up and treatment.
The pharmaceutical firm said it visited Chess in Slums in Oshodi with a team consisting of pharmacists, doctors, and dentists, and offered free malaria tests, dental checks, blood sugar tests, blood pressure and Body Mass Index (BMI) checks.
According to a statement made available to journalists in Abuja, the Pharmaceutical firm said children at Chess in Slums were given free malaria drugs, vitamin C, eye drops, iron tablets, calcium boosting medication, magnesium supply for the heart, nerves, and muscles, oral hygiene products, and other useful vitamin medications for their general well being.
“Medplus Pharmacy has made a commitment to extend this medical outreach to hold in November every year. The pharmaceutical organization believes that wellness isn’t just physical, but should cater to the mind and spirit. It is an organization deeply devoted to reaching out to the vulnerable in society,” the statement read.
Medplus Pharmacy, furher disclosed that it donatee the sum of N700,000 to the Chess in Slums. Chess in Slums Africa is a social development initiative that helps children find life changing opportunities by teaching and unlocking the potential in every child, using chess educational resources and mentorship.
Chess in Slums started a revolutionary project to teach the game of chess to children in one of the most dangerous slums in Nigeria (Oshodi underbridge) as a way to impact lives, and give children an escape from the Nigerian slums.