2016 Episode

Medical Week 2016 was held between Monday 9th and Friday 13th of May 2016, at the Dominion Faith auditorium.

Medical Week is the vision of the heart of Rev. David Olatona, the Senior Pastor of Dominion Faith International Church (located at 1, Abiola Street, Fatolu Bus Stop, Ipaja, Lagos, Nigeria) and Balanced Life Christian Center (located in Mount Vernon, New York).

Quoting Rev. Olatona; “Our vision is to contribute our quota to community social responsibility by providing free medical check-up, treatment and health counseling for five days for underprivileged members of the community in order to reduce the incidence of diseases, mortality rate and effects of untimely death.”

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There is no surgery involved for now. All critical and surgical cases are referred to partnering hospitals.

Medical Week has held consistently for the past eight years; always in the week of Rev. David Olatona’s birthday, who prefers to mark his birthday by giving back to the community. Those who really know him understand that Rev. Olatona’s joy is always at its fullest when he is serving his community sacrificially.

This 2016 edition was held with the support of the NYSC Community Development Service; Lagos State Government; Mediservices Community Hospital; Glad Tidings Hospital. Other doctor friends of Rev. David Olatona, both in Nigeria and New York, also joined in facilitating this event with their voluntary service.

During the five-day duration of the event, eight medical check stands were constant. All eight were manned by qualified medical personnel, including two consultants from the USA; Dr. Joy Howell and Dr. Oyinkan Marquis. The eight stands are as follows:

  1. Height & Weight Measurement check stand
  2. Temperature check stand
  3. Body Mass Index check stand
  4. Blood-glucose level check stand
  5. Physicians-medical consultation stand
  6. Pharmacists-drug dispensation stand
  7. Optometrists / Opticians stand
  8. Dentists stand

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DAY ONE

(MONDAY 9TH MAY 2016)

The crowd started gathering as early as 8:00 am for the event scheduled to begin with registration by 10 am. They were given tally numbers for orderly registration, which commenced at exactly 10 am.

STATISTICS OF DIAGNOSES

The medical consultations were thorough. A statistical survey of cases handled on the 1st day revealed that the following diagnosis were more prevalent—Malaria, chest pain, headache, hypertension, diabetics, arthritis, urinary tract infection (UTI) and plasmodiasis. Malaria and hypertension were easily the highest recorded case.

REFERRAL CASES

Three (3) cases of admission for hypertension were made by referral to Mediservices Community Hospital.

Cases of heat rashes, vomiting, plasmodiasis and UTI were more in occurrence in the children examined. Consultation ended by 6pm, two hours later than the scheduled closing time of 4pm.

WORKERS’ STATISTICS

On this first day a total of two hundred and three (203) patients (182 adults and 21 children) were attended to by a team of twenty-two (22) medical personnel made up of six (6) doctors and one (1) matron; one (1) dentist; three (3) optometrists; seven (7) nurses; and four (4) pharmacists. And there were over thirty (30) volunteers helping to coordinate the event.

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DAY TWO

(TUESDAY 10TH MAY 2016)

As early as 7:45 am, people were already gathering and by 8:30 am, when there was a heavy rain that lasted for over an hour, over sixty people were already waiting. They were given their tally numbers for orderly conduct of the day’s business. The day opened as scheduled by 10:00 am with all the consultants on ground except the optometrist/opticians stand which opens in the afternoon.

STATISTICS OF DIAGNOSES

The medical consultations were thorough as usual. A statistical survey of cases handled on the 2nd day revealed that the following diagnoses were more prevalent in adults: body pain, hypertension, plasmodiasis, urinary tract infection, high blood pressure, arthritis and malaria.

Cases of plasmodiasis and UTI were more in the children examined. Consultation ended by 5pm, an hour later than the scheduled closing time of 4 pm.

REFERRAL CASES

There were about ten cases of referral mostly for hypertension in adults.

WORKERS’ STATISTICS

On this second day a total of one hundred and eighty (180) patients (146 adults and 36 children) were attended to by a team of twenty-five (25) medical personnel made up of ten (10) doctors; one (1) dentist; three (3) optometrists; seven (7) nurses; and four (4) pharmacists. And there were over forty (40) volunteers helping to coordinate the event.

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DAY THREE

(WEDNESDAY 11TH MAY 2016)

As usual well before 8:00 am at least twenty-five people were already waiting. They were given their tally numbers for orderly registration and conduct of the day’s business.

STATISTICS OF DIAGNOSES

A statistical survey of cases attended to on the 3rd day revealed that the following diagnoses were more prevalent in adults: malaria, back pains, general body weakness, diabetics, hypertension, urinary tract infection, migraine, asthma and ulcer.

Cases of cough, rashes and Chronic Otitis Media were more in children. Consultation ended by 5:30pm, an hour and a half later than the scheduled closing time of 4 pm.

REFERRAL CASES

There were about 9 cases of referral, mostly in adults.

WORKERS’ STATISTICS

On this third day a total of two hundred and thirty-seven (297) patients (219 adults and 78 children) were attended to by a team of twenty-four (24) medical personnel made up of nine (9) doctors; one (1) dentist; three (3) optometrists; seven (7) nurses; and four (4) pharmacists. And there were over forty (40) volunteers helping to coordinate the event.

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DAY FOUR

(THURSDAY 12TH MAY 2016)

By 8:00 am about thirty-five (35) people were already waiting. They were given their tally numbers for orderly registration and conduct of the day’s business. As with the other days, the two consultants from the USA and the NYSC medical team, including doctors, pharmacists, optometrists and nurses, were on ground.

STATISTICS OF DIAGNOSES

A statistical survey of cases attended to on the 4th day revealed that the following diagnoses were more prevalent in adults: hypertension, diabetics, plasmodiasis, malaria, migraine, UTI, stress induced headaches, back pains and P.U.D. Many pregnant women were checked today. There were at five cases of premature contraction.

For Children: Cases of constipation, UTI, plasmodiasis, skin reaction, typhoid fever, malaria and general feverishness were treated.

Consultation ended by 6:00pm, two hours later than the scheduled closing time of 4pm.

REFERRAL CASES

There 7 referred cases of hypertension in adults.

WORKERS’ STATISTICS

On this fourth day a total of two hundred and eighty-seven (287) patients ( 229 adults and 58 children) were attended to by a team of twenty-six (26) medical personnel made up of nine (11) doctors; one (1) dentist; three (3) optometrists; seven (7) nurses; and four (4) pharmacists. And there were over forty (40) volunteers helping to coordinate the event.

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DAY FIVE

(FRIDAY 13TH MAY 2016)

By 8:00 am over forty (40) people were already waiting. Tally numbers were given to them to facilitate orderly registration and conduct of the day’s business.

STATISTICS OF DIAGNOSES

A statistical survey of cases attended to on the 4th day revealed that the following diagnoses were more prevalent in adults: malaria, peptic ulcer disease (PUD), urinary tract infection (UTI), hypertension, plasmodiasis, arthritis, osteoarthritis, ulcer, asthmatic attack and migraine.

For Children: Cases of constipation, malaria, UTI, plasmodiasis, skin rashes, PUD and boil were treated.

Consultation ended by 6:00pm, two hours later than the scheduled closing time of 4pm.

REFERRAL CASES

Many cases were referred on this fifth day.

WORKERS’ STATISTICS

On this fifth day, a total of five hundred and thirty-seven (537) patients (243 adults and 294 children) were attended to by a team of twenty (20) medical personnel made up of ten (10) doctors; two (2) matrons; two (2) optometrists; three (3) nurses; and three (3) pharmacists. And there were over forty (40) volunteers helping to coordinate the event.

 

MEDICAL WEEK 2016 FULL STATISTICS

 

DATE ADULT CHILDREN TOTAL
09-05-16 182 21 203
10-05-16 141 36 177
11-05-16 219 78 297
12-05-16 229 58 287
13-05-16 243 294 537
GRAND TOTAL 1014 487 1501

We are grateful for all the smiles we put on people’s faces this year’s #MedicalWeek!

And to our Father in heaven, we return all the praise, honour and glory for making us vessels of healing for His people! To all volunteers and sponsors we appreciate and love you! Thank you for making this work again! #MedicalMission2016 #DFICMedicalWeek

APPRECIATION

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