As many as 1000 patients with various diseases in Bogoro LGA in Bauchi State are treated free of charge during a three-day medical outreach for rural residents in the Bauchi community.
The nationwide medical outreach is organized by the Bauchi State Bureau of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) under the NYSC’s Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD).
Speaking at the beginning of the exercise, NYSC state coordinator Alhaji Namadi Abubakar said the outreach is open to more than 1,000 community members who have various illnesses.
He added that conditions such as malaria, typhoid, hypertension, diarrhea, cholera and diabetes would be treated for free, and stressed that the COVID-19 vaccination will also be delivered to the people of the community.
According to him, any other condition that cannot be treated by the medical volunteers of the Corps will be referred to a more competent hospital for treatment, saying: “As far as the program is concerned, we have touched some nooks and crannies of Bauchi state. .”
Namadi Abubakar added: “Last year we were in the village of Duguri in the local government area of Alkaleri. We were also in Giade, Toro and now Bogoro LGA for the same program and we mainly only go to rural areas.”
According to him, “Our team, made up of doctors, pharmacists, nurses and laboratory scientists, is here to comfort these people with their expertise.”
“My expectation is that the people of this community would benefit greatly from this medical assistance because we have brought the drugs that will take care of those ailments,” he said.
The chairman of the board said: “I want to appreciate the gesture of the NYSC that has continued to support national unity, integration and cohesion. I want to thank the NYSC for their impact on the lives of our people. I want to say that this is a noble project.”
He further revealed that since its inception, the NYSC has left an indelible mark on the place where they operate and appealed to the people of Bogoro to take advantage of the opportunity to receive quality healthcare.
He also called for member support for corps members who have sacrificed to come and make a positive impact on their lives.