World Oral Health Day: 750 benefit from Kaduna Refinery’s Free Dental Care

Posted by Garba Ahmed | 21 March 2018 | 1,047 times

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The Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) on Tuesday offered 750 members of its host Communities free dental check-up to Mark the 2018 World Oral Health Care Day.

 

The KRPC also offered the benefitting community members including Primary School Pupils, free Oral Health Care consumables (Toothpaste and Tooth brushes) to boost their Oral Hygiene. 

Speaking at the event, KRPC’s Executive Director Services, Dr Abdullahi Idris, said the programme was part of the company’s Corporate Social responsibility to the communities. 

Idris said that, the company joined the rest of the World to mark the 2018 Oral Health Care day, also as an opportunity to sensitise the communities on the importance of oral hygiene.

“We are distributing these items made available for about 750 people who are equally benefitting from the sensitisation and other dental health care services mainly for them to improve oral hygiene.”

He said the gesture was part of the company’s regular effort to improve on the day to day services provided to the communities.

The communities including Sabon Garin Rido, Rido Hausa, Mahuta, Rido  Gwari and Juji communities benefitted for the gesture.

Eralier, an Oral and Maxillofocial Surgeon, Dr Omisakin Oluleke, in a lecture to the community members said dental complications if not properly handled would lead to death.

Oluleke advised the people on regular check of the teeth by visiting their dentists at least twice a year to take of their teeth.

“We have different types of dental diseases that people suffer from, the reason why it is important for us to take and protect our teeth.

“People must avoid alcohol or smoking to avoid cancer of the mouth. Avoid giving chocolates or sweets to children to avoid teeth decay. Always visit your dentist in government approved hospital,” he said.

On his part, the traditional leader of the area, Mallam Hamisu Haruna Commended the KRPC management for the free oral services to his people.

He said that KRPC had been sensitizing the communities every year against Polio, Measles, Meningitis, among other diseases which has been really helpful to them.

“We thank you for your support, we thank you for the sensitisation against all these diseases and for this year’s oral health care services including the items, which I believe will benefit many people here,” he said.

 


Source: News Express

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