About 250 elderly persons have benefitted from the second edition of free medical outreach services from Errdon Foundation in Oba, Idemili South Council of Anambra state.
The one day medical mission was designed to address some of the medical condition associated with aging like high blood pressure, diabetes and eye problems.
Speaking, Dr Rebecca Chukwu, said High Blood Pressure and high sugar level were the dominant cases among the elderly and the younger generation.
Chukwu who described high blood pressure and high sugar level as silent killers, advocated for regular medical checks and medication to avoid degeneration and complications associated with the twin silent killers.
She recommended reduced intake of carbohydrate, high cholesterol food and exercise with good diet to check the rate of adverse health cases.
One of the beneficiaries, Mr Enoch Onwuemelie who went home with free reading glasses and drugs said it was a great relief for him.
The chairman Errdon Foundation, Dr Chibuzor Nwokolo said the initiative was part of his family’s contribution toward complementing the efforts of government in boosting the healthcare of the people.
Nwokolo who was represented Mrs Chigozie Okonkwo said the foundation was set up in honour of their eighty one year old father in appreciation to God for keeping him hale and hearty.