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“We focus on 70% medical outreach, 15% scholarship, 15% loan schemes” – Benson Adeyemi Foundation



In its usual way of giving back to the society, the team lead, The Benson Adeyemi Foundation (BAF) has reassured the general public, especially the people of Osun State of its 70% medical outreach, 15% scholarship and 15% loan schemes as the key areas of interest.

It also revealed the plans to move into the streets and take care of mentally ill patients across Osun though Sage and Enamel Foundation (SANDEF).

While revealing this to newsmen during the official investiture ceremony of Rotarian Mutiat Oyediran as the 10th and first female president of the Rotary Club of Osogbo Central on Saturday, Dr Adeyemi said the programme which is part of phase three of the foundation’s programme aimed to check the mentally sick into hospitals and take care of their medical bill and reintegrate them back into the society.

He also said the foundation has a scholarship and loan scheme as part of its activities.

In his words; “All we do is mental health and reintegrating of people into society.

“We operate in three phases. Phase one we have been running with the state hospital, Asubiaro for some couple of months,

“In a couple of weeks we will sign an Memorandum of Understanding with UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital as phase two where we will adopt a patient in the ward and pay their hospital bill while the teaching hospital pay a certain percentage.

“We will do that for a couple of months and see how that will run until we move into the phase three which will see us go into the streets and take care of people with mental illness.

“Check them into the hospitality and take care of their medical bill and reintegrate them back into the society with the help our partners. We also have a scholarship scheme and the last of what we do is the loan scheme.”

Adeyemi also commended the Osun State Government for their support in making their programme go to some parts of the state.

“Without the state government we could have done anything, they are in support.

“Our partnership is seeing us work with state hospital, Asubiaro for the phase one, Uniosun TH for the phase two and for the medical outreach we sent a proposal to the state government intending to take medical outreach round the state. We are still expecting government response on this

“Our sensitisation is on cardiovascular disease majorly hypertension and diabetes and awareness on blood pressure and blood sugar and also presence of medical practitioners to see them if need be,” BAF Team Lead added.

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