The outreach, which featured diagnosis of various non-communicable ailments, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, eye screening, malaria, among others, was done in conjunction with XT Monitors and a United States of America (U.S.A) based group, U.S Medical Mission.
The programme, with the theme: We Care About Your Health, drew people from Ejigbo, Oshodi, Isolo, Jakande, Okota and other areas to the district head office on Okota Road.
According to the district’s Business Manager, Mrs. Enobong Ezekeil, the outreach was part of IKDC’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) to the community.
The manager said the objective was to reach out to their customers on specific health-related issues
She said: “IKDC is in the Safety sector and health is also safety. We are interested in building good relationships with our customers. It doesn’t necessarily have to be about the Power sector.
“We look out for something that would be beneficial to our customers so that they know we actually do care for them outside their paying for the services we render.
“There is a universal, national health concern. Diabetes, hypertension and malaria are of major concern to all facets of the country.
“Hopefully, the outreach would be an annual thing because we believe that our partnership with XT Monitors has come to stay.
“Each of the beneficiaries was given a form to fill. After their examination and prescriptions, they will take the forms back to their doctors for further check-ups.”
XT Monitors Managing Director, Kayode Adeoti, hailed IKDC for showing concern about the health of its customers.
He said the health of the consumers would enable them take up their services.
Adeoti said: “There’s a lot of apathy between consumers and energy distribution companies. So, I believe this outreach was timely. The company cares about the health of its consumers, especially landlords and tenants, who fall between the age bracket of the people who suffer diabetes and hypertension.
“Basically, we plan our outreach to be an annual event because of the cost of bringing the doctors down to Nigeria. At the moment, we have 10 doctors from the U.S.A for this project.”
Some of the beneficiaries praised IKDC for the gesture, saying they were pleased with the free medication they got.
Mrs. Erinfolami Florence, 60, a resident of Ejigbo, who said she was hypertensive, told The Nation she recently started having optical challenges.