Experts urge FG to prioritise care of elderly


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By Chioma Obinna

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University dons and other health professionals have called on the Federal Government to prioritise the care of the elderly by building more old people’s home as part of strategies for addressing their current plights.

The experts including Prof. Bolanle Fatuga, dean, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Sagamu Campus; Prof. Adewale Sule-Odu, a professor of obstetrics and gynaecology, OOUTH; Dr Olubukola Jeminusi, a lecturer in the Department of Community Medicine, OOUTH, among others made the call during a community health outreach held at the Palace of the Akarigbo of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Adewale Ajayi, to kick-off this year’s Faculty of Clinical Sciences Week of the college.

In his lecture titled “The Care of the Elderly”, Dr Olubukola Jeminusi said aside from the establishment of old people’s home and recreation centres, social and economic policies should equally be…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper