KKF Reaffirms Commitment Towards Nigerian Healthcare
As part of its commitment to help the less privileged in society, Kirti’s Kare Foundation (KKF) has reaffirmed its commitment to improving the quality of healthcare among Nigerians.
It said that providing a platform for people to access quality health services is apt, especially in remote areas in the country.
Founder, KKF, Kirti Sudhanshu, who stated this at the Hope 2023 health outreach programme in the Ota area of Ogun State, tagged “The KKF Legacy society-Leaving a lasting legacy,” said the programme was borne out of her passion to empower the less privileged in the society, create a tribe of like-minded people to give hope to the less privileged in the community and also give their lives a meaning.
She pointed out that the legacy project focuses on providing artificial limbs free of charge to people without limbs and creating opportunities for people to have access to free medical checkups and drugs.
The medical outreach initiative, which ran for five days stretch, provided a platform for over 10,000 people to have access to free medical checkups.
In her words: “We are targeting over 10,000 over the next five days here in Ota, So far, we have reached out to over 5,000 people by giving out drugs and conducting free medical checkups, courtesy of the Indian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Importers of Nigeria (IPMIN). We also got support from over 35 pharmaceutical companies.
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“We want to use this opportunity to thank all the pharmaceutical companies for believing in and supporting KKF. We are also here for our legacy project. I am not doing this for fame, but it is coming from my heart because I want to help the society.”
Sudhanshu, who expressed worry over the dearth of the knowledge gap in Nigeria, announced plans of the Foundation to launch an initiative called the KKF bookworm Naija for children and schools.
“We want to bridge the knowledge gap in the country. We believe this would go a long way to develop human capacity in knowledge sharing,” she said.
She, however, urged the incoming administration to support non-profit organisations in their bid to empower the less privileged people in the society.
Also speaking on the sidelines of the event, Managing Director, Tempo Paper Pulp Packaging Plc., Seun Obasanjo, commended KKF for bringing the legacy project down to Ogun State, saying that as a company, it is always interested in the welfare of its staff and community, stressing that the initiative is one of the series of programmes that Tempo Paper Pulp would be emulating to improve the quality of lives in its community where it operates.
On her part, the Head of HR of the firm, Dr. Doris Onuha, said the company would its total support to KKF because of the importance it attaches to health.
According to Sheriff Musa, the Chairman of the Ado-Odo Ota Local Council, KKF’s medical outreach programme meant a lot to the people of Ota, stressing that KKF’s contribution to improve the quality of health of people is commendable.