The Kaduna State government is collaborating with one of Nigeriaâ€™s heart friendly vegetable oil brands, Power Oil, to provide free medical service to the people of the state. This is yet another expansion of coverage by Power Oil brand which had already carried out similar medical interventions in Lagos, Ogun and Edo states where it had earlier delivered free medical treatments in partnership with the state governments.
The collaboration was officially flagged off by the Executive Governor of Kaduna, Mallam Nasir El- Rufaâ€™i and his wife Hadiza in Arewa House, Kaduna. The Power Oil health project is executed with its health team who offer free basic medical health checkup including Body Mass Index check, Blood pressure and free medical consultations. Already, it has been carried out in 13 locations across the country. Speaking on the Kaduna deal, Honorable Commissioner of Kaduna State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajia Hafsat Baba stated that a prosperous and promising future could be guaranteed with healthy and empowered women. â€œWe want to specially thank the company for birthing this initiative and for partnering with the state.
We hope that it will be sustainable enough to comb through the rural areas so they can also get properly enlightened about living a healthy lifestyleâ€, she said. To carry out the exercise, the health team will visit all the Local Government areas in the state in company of medical experts from the state who will also conduct HIV and Malaria tests. Commenting further, Brand Manager of the company, Amisha Chawla, explained that the collaboration through the stateâ€™s Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development meant a lot to the brand, where the long term plan was to cover the entire nation and promoting good eating habits and ultimately, healthy lifestyle amongst Nigerians.
The Public Relations Manager of the company, Omotayo Azeez, added that the companyâ€™s medical teams and that of the state would engage residents in free BMI and blood pressure check, HIV and Malaria test, heart health talks as well as give out products among others . The Power Oil Health Camp project is a daily and ongoing exercise. The firm also covers other heart health support initiatives such as the annual Walk-Heart -On and Pay with Calories which inspire consumers on leading and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.