Empirical studies have shown that chronic leg ulcer incidence is on the rise in developed countries and gradually finding its way into other developing countries including Nigeria as a result of an ageing population.
In order to save the situation and re-educate locals in Edo State who believe that Leg Ulceration is spiritual, the Okakagbe Foundation in conjunction with Charity Wound Care Foundation commenced a four-day free treatment campaign in Fugar, Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo State.
Speaking on the reason behind the campaign, the Chairman Board of Trustees of Okakagbe Foundation, Barrister Richard Anetekhai said the initiative is mainly to treat all wound related issues.
On the number of patients they intend to reach out to, Barrister Anetekhai maintained that 40 persons would be attended to in the meantime.
In her remarks, the Consultant, Charity Wound Care Foundation, Joyce Ageto urged people to avail themselves for treatment as the exercise is free.
In appreciation of the kind gesture extended by the Okakagbe Foundation to the people of Fugar, the Sub-Clan Head of Ivinone, Fugar, His Royal Highness Emmanuel Ogah lauded the initiative while calling on citizens to show support by coming out for treatment.