By Omolabake Fasogbon
Nursing and expectant mothers in Nigeria have been advised to maintain a healthy lifestyle to keep them away from diseases.
This is also as reports have established that pregnant women were clinically vulnerable to COVID-19 because of their exposure to viruses like flu.
Speaking during a medical outreach organised by Power Oil recently, Brand Manager of the firm, Ms. Prerna Pathre said the outreach was part of the organisation’s Health Camp project aimed at ensuring the wellness of all.
She said, “It is only a healthy woman that can raise a happy family, which is why we decided to take the programme directly to mothers in primary healthcare centres across the country.
“The outreach is currently running simultaneously across nine locations – Lagos, Ikeja, Akure, Onitsha, Abuja, Ibadan, Benin, Kano, and Warri. We are proud to state that as at mid-August, approximately 10,000 mothers have been touched and still counting, as we hope to continue with this exercise”
The Public Relations Manager of Tolaram Group, Mrs. Omotayo Azeez- Abiodun stated that the initiative was thought of to remind Nigerians to lead a healthy life.
She said: “The wellbeing of our consumers is a priority to us and considering the alarming rate of health complications this period; we are taking this as a part of our responsibilities to sensitise Nigerians on the need to lead and maintain a healthy lifestyle through regular checkups and healthy choice of food consumption to achieve a sound health.”