Cornerstone Insurance Plc Foundation (CIPLCF) has commenced a free medical outreach across five states in the country as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR).
Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications of Cornerstone Insurance, Ms Cordelia Ekeocha, said this in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday in Lagos.
Ekeocha listed the five states where the initiative has been launched as : Oyo ,Akwa-Ibom , Rivers , Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory(FCT)
She said that the healthcare programme was aimed at creating strong awareness about the importance of routine medical check-ups.
According to her, the free medical outreach also provides traders in various markets the opportunity to know their health status through free diabetes and hypertension tests.
Ekeocha said that the gesture was prompted by the prevalence of diabetes and hypertension in the society, which he said have become silent killers’ among the Nigerian populace.
“The medical outreach target traders in the markets, who due to their business engagements ,rarely devote time to check their medical status.
“As you are aware, health and safety form part of our charitable objectives.
“Beyond providing free medical check-ups, we are also giving drugs and other corporate gifts at no cost to the traders,” she said.
The Chairman, Ifeleye Spare Parts Market, Oke Padi in Ibadan, Chief Adeolu Osisanwo, commended the initiative,describing it as a great way to improve the health and well-being of the market community.
Ifeleye encouraged the traders to take full advantage of the programme.
“We are pleased to have the doctors and nurses in our midst because many of us rarely find time to go for medical tests due to our business engagements”, he said.
BRANDPOWER reports that Cornerstone Insurance Plc was founded in 1991. It is licensed to conduct both General and Life businesses in a professional, ethical and customer-focused manner and has remained committed to these values over the years.