The Young African Leaders Initiative, YALI, Nigeria Alumni chapter, has commissioned an online medical support system tagged “YALI First Aid” in the fight against the effect of the deadly infectious Coronavirus.

The YALI Regional Leadership Center (RLC) Nigeria alumni association recently launched this project on  30th April 2020, The essence of the project is to cater for the well-being of her members and the general public in order to provide online based First Aid Care.

According to the Speaker Bureau Chair, in the person of Temitayo Olatunde, while speaking to YALI TV correspondent, Blessing J Bondze said, professional Medical Doctors and Pharmacists who are members of the Association have volunteered to offer free medical counseling to people who are having ailments that are unrelated to Covid-19.

Temitayo Olatunde said, “Covid-19 pandemic has stopped many people from going to hospitals noting that we are in a situation where doctors are scared to meet patients physically. In fact, both patients and doctors are avoiding each other because no one wants to have contact with COVID-19 patients since they are also treated at the hospitals too.

He added that the reality on the ground has made and still making some people suffer from minor illnesses such as Malaria, Catarrh, Coughs, Fever among others”. Temitayo Olatunde said, apart from the fear of contracting Covid-19 while seeking for medical support at the hospital, some people cannot afford to pay doctors for consultation due to the financial hardship COVID -19 has brought on the global Economy. “As responsive measures to some of these Covid-19 unrelated medical needs and in a bid to control situations on time was what gave way to the Online Medical Support System.

In conclusion, Temitayo Olatunde noted that consultation would be done through a social media channel known as WhatsApp for free with the following numbers 08109323166, 08169876433, 08133515605, 07031511866, 08144039260 which will also serve as a link for the patient and the Doctors. He added that the online medical support system will be active until we collectively overcome the deadly Coronavirus Pandemic.

Report By Blessing Jessica Bondze