Bauchi community benefits from 3-day NYSC free medical outreach

Samuel Luka, Bauchi

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has flagged-off a three-day medical outreach for rural dwellers in Sanga community of Toro local government area of Bauchi state.

The exercise is been carried out under the NYSC’s Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD).

Speaking during the commencement of the exercise, the Bauchi State Coordinator of the NYSC, Alhaji Namadi Abubakar said that the outreach is open to more than 500 members of the community.

He added that some of the ailments to be attended to free of charge includes malaria, typhoid, hypertension, diarrhoea, cholera, diabetes among others.

According to him, any other ailment that superseded the power of the Corps Medical Volunteers would be referred to a more competent hospital for treatment.

“As far as the programme is concerned, we have touched some nooks and cranny of Bauchi state. Last year, we were in Duguri village in Alkaleri local government area of the state and equally, we went to Giade LGA for the same programme and we are particular in going only to rural areas”, he said.

“We are here in the Sanga community in Toro Local Government for the same medical outreach to attend to our people who might have been longing to see doctors for quite long but due to lack of financial capability, they could not do so”, Alhaji Abubakar added.

He noted that the medical team which comprises medical doctors, pharmacists, nurses and lab scientists are here to help the beneficiaries with their expertise.

“My expectation is that the people of this community would benefit a lot from this medical outreach because we brought the drugs that will take care of those ailments,” he said.

In his vote of thanks on behalf of the people of the community,

Malam Garba Jauro, the village head of the community who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries, appreciated the Director General of NYSC, Maj.-Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim for the kind gesture.

He urged the people of the community to avail themselves of the opportunity to benefit from the free medical treatment.

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