From Debra Ajulo, Ilorin
The Association of Public Health Physicians of Nigeria (APHPN) on Tuesday in Idofian, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara state donated food items, clothing and vaccinations for motherless babies in the state.
Speaking at the sidelines of the donation, Dr Michael Oguntoye, Chairman of APHPN, Kwara Chapter, said the donation was part of their responsibilities to reach out to the vulnerable in the society.
He said it is also part of their outreach program to assess the health condition of children and staffs of motherless homes in the state and to prevent diseases.
According to Oguntoye, though the state government is trying it’s best in terms of assisting these vulnerable children, there are relevant policy documents that needed implementation.
Welcoming the medical association, Dr Christie Omolehin, the Proprietress of Hope Orphanage Idofian expressed pleasure at the donations to the orphanage.
Omolehin pointed out that the 12 year old orphanage has 64 children, including abandoned babies, motherless babies, and those from mothers with mental problems.
The Proprietress also disclosed that the orphanage has trained children who are now in secondary schools and aspiring to be in the Universities, while others are engaged in vocational trainings.
She therefore appealed to governments at all levels as well as philanthropists in Nigeria to assist the children of the orphanage with a school bus, as well as other necessities to cater for the well-being and health of the children.
Also in his reaction, Mallam Adua Usman, the Assistant Head of the Children Reception Centre Ilorin, also commended the donations from the APHPN.
He appealed to the medical team to assist the children in area of health interventions while commending them on their interventions at every point in time especially when sick babies are brought for treatment.
News Hub Mag! reports that some of the items distributed by the association includes clothings, food items, drugs and vaccines.