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NYSC conducts free medical outreach in three Bauchi communities

NYSC conducts free medical outreach in three Bauchi communities

The National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) on Tuesday conducted free medical outreach in three communities in Bauchi State, including Zalanga, Gagira and Kampannin Kutare Areas of Ganjuwa Local Government.

Rifkatu Yakubu, Bauchi State NYSC Coordinator, said the medical outreach was initiated under the NYSC Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD), adding that it was designed to enhance access to quality healthcare delivery in hard-to-reach, rural communities across the Country.

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Yakubu said that the outreach was open to more than 500 members of the Community,.adding that some of the ailments that were attended to, free of charge, included malaria, typhoid, hypertension, diarrhea, cholera, and diabetes, among others.

“Any other ailment that could not be handled by the Corps’ Medical Volunteers would be referred to a more competent hospital for treatment. This exercise is aimed at giving medical assistance and free drugs to the less-privileged in the community.

“Let me use this opportunity to appeal to religious and community leaders to continue to support the NYSC in its efforts to complement the federal government’s efforts at enhancing health care delivery across the country.

“We urge all members of this Community to avail themselves in order to benefit”, Yakubu said.

Speaking on behalf of the residents of the community at the flag-off of the one-day outreach the village head of the community, Yusuf Mohammed, who spoke on behalf of the Communities, expressed appreciation to the NYSC for bringing the programme of free medical outreach to their areas.

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Mohammed said that the outreach would significantly address the health challenges of the people. He added the intervention would also go a long way in assisting the people from villages in the area in accessing healthcare services to which they may not have had access.

“The entire people of the communities are eternally grateful to the scheme for this kind gesture and I would like to call on the members of the community to come out so as to benefit from this exercise”, he said.