The art of giving back and gifting is known as philanthropy. Generosity has been around since the dawn of humanity and has become a part of our everyday life and society.
The idea behind the setting up of the 1st Health Service in our part of the world is to support charitable efforts medically, increase access to healthcare services, promote health education and serve the community’s health needs through innovative projects that are exemplary, affordable, and dignified.
According to Morris Atula the founder of the health service care, ‘’the aims and objective of establishing the 1st Health Care Service, Nigeria’s highest quality health and care service provider based in Ijegun, Lagos in Nigeria under the auspices of the Pa J.B. Atula Charity Foundation are numerous all to contribute back to societal health.
They are the registration of subscribers to Doctors Clinics within our area and ensuring essential regular health check-ups; ensuring that our subscribers get their prescribed medications from nominated pharmacies; periodic random check-ups/tests to avoid preventable illnesses and diseases; regular and easy access to registered Doctor’s Clinics within a very short time; seeing to the up to date medical records of our subscribers stored with our nominated Doctors; linking up with clinics for easy access to other health agencies and other personal uses; facilitating urgent and necessary attention and treatment whenever it’s required by our subscribers, plus following ups by our staff to ensure full recovery or better outcome and signing post and supply relevant information to our subscribers who may need more urgent and specialist attention to hospitals where they can get the best treatment at minimal cost’’.
The Center for Rural Development and Community Transformation (CERUDECT) a community-based non-governmental organization in appreciation of the efforts of the founder of the organization presented an award of recognition at the commencement of reaching out to the community members on the health care services which Mrs. Uzoamaka Obiaku and John Atula received on behalf of the Founder Morris Atula.
A team led by Uzoamaka the Project Manager alongside John Atula the project administrator and Florence Atula the Project Coordinator visited health-identified facilities within the Ijegun Community such as Adekad Medical Laboratory; Fountain Hospital; So-Fine clinic, lab, and scan; Diagnostic center and Felina Healthcare center all along Ijegun- Ikotun road where appointments were booked to meet with Senior Doctors at those centers who were not available to discuss with at a later date.
The Project Director of the health care Service provider, Mr. Julius Atula said that the management of the organization will work with all stakeholders to achieve the needful on this project. ‘’We are aware that most Nigerian practice religion, they believe prayers alone will heal them and leave it too late until they fall sick and now reach out for medical treatment. Therefore we will require the help of the clergy to market this timely project’’ he concluded.