The Urhobo Progress Union, America (UPUA) has announced that it will conduct free medical outreach programme to mark the 2018 Urhobo day celebration under the auspices of the Urhobo Progress Union, worldwide.
The body said it would conduct the exercise on December 1, 2018 at Uvwiamuge-Agbarho by 8a.m.
In a statement signed by the Secretary-General, UPUA, Dr Felix Okpe, the union said the celebration was scheduled to hold from November 29 through December 2, 2018.
“The free medical outreach program that is open to the public, will cover diabetes, hypertension, and vision screening and counseling. In recent times, these medical conditions have become very common in Urhoboland, leading to avoidable fatalities in many cases, and other serious medical conditions in other instances,” the union said.
It said the programme was designed as an intervention and proactive exercise to tackle these medical challenges in Urhoboland.
“UPUA is also using the opportunity of the Urhobo day celebration to bring awareness to the dangers of these medical conditions. UPUA is therefore, calling on all adult Urhobo sons and daughters to take advantage of this opportunity to get screened, and counseled on these medical issues, where necessary.