Foundation donates kits to sickle cell sufferers

Foundation donates kits to sickle cell sufferers

BY ISAAC OLAMIKAN

Gladys Idahor, Edo State Head of Service(HOS), has commended Professor Caroline Omoti, the Board Chairman, Edo State Sickle Cell Centre, for her initiative in repositioning the Sickle Cell centre through various innovations introduced to ensure effective management of the centre.
She made the commendation during the presentation of Selfcare tool kits to people with Sickle Cell in Benin City by the Tonymay Foundation.

According to her the centre has become a centre of excellence following the effective management of the Sickle Cell sufferers by the Board Chairman and her team.
Barrister Andrew Otokhina, Chairman Tonymay Foundation, gave kudos to the Edo State Government for providing medical care and a centre for Sickle Cell Sufferers in the State.
He applauded Governor Obaseki for his commitment and dedication to the health and welfare of Sickle Cell Sufferers in the State and appealed for 24 hours service for the Sickle Cell Centre.
Otokhina, who donated the medical relief material to the Sickle Cell Centre, advised  Sufferers to always be hydrated, never allow themselves fall into malaria crisis, avoid stress and infection for children in a bid to live a normal life.
He  said the Sickle Cell is not a disease but a disorder and can be managed by medical professionals warning sufferers to desist from patronizing unqualified medical personnels in private hospitals.
Prof. Omoti, while appreciating the donation by Tonymay Foundation, appealed for more attention to the centre through allocation of funds for education and research to assist sufferers in provision of medical care.