About 300 employees of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), National Population Commission (NPC) and Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) were offered free medical screening in Abuja.
The screening was conducted by pharmacists from the Dr PhysiQ Health and Wellness Centre and intern pharmacists at NAFDAC.
The event, said a statement issued by Arinze Awiligwe, a communication officer with Dr PhysiQ, was held recently to encourage workers live healthier lives.
The statement said the staff were screened for blood pressure, glucose level, body fat percentage, body water percentage, body mass index, body muscle, caloric index and several other body physiological parameters.
About 300 people were screened during the event that lasted for about four hours at three operational stations.
The Operations Manager and Wellness Coach at Dr PhysiQ, Pharmacist Eddins Mohammed Aliu, stated that the company was delighted to bring the service to federal government workers, expressing the hope to expand the project.
He said that emphasis had shifted from the contemporary healthcare system of looking for symptoms, medications and side effects management to prevention.
The preceptor pharmacist for interns in NAFDAC, Pharmacist Msheltanga F. Tatama, commended achievements of the intern pharmacists.
The President of the NAFDAC Pharmacy Interns Alliance (NAPIA), Pharmacist Gerald Chuks, said that the group was created to encourage sharing of ideas and design programmes to develop its members.