Adamawa residents receive free medical treatment

Rebeca Mu'azu, Yola

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The Senator Representing Adamawa Southern Senatorial District, Senator Binos Dauda Yaroe, says he  is providing a week-long free medical care for the people of the nine local government areas.

The free medical outreach is expected to cover the treatment of about ten thousand patients from the nine local government areas in the senatorial district, with essential medical treatment.

It is being held at the Health Centre of the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria, LCCN Demsa, by 20 medical Doctors, including consultant ophthalmologists, gynaecologists, general surgeons among other medical professionals.

 

Senator Yaroe said he conceived and funded the intervention, which he also intended to increase in the nearest future.

 

He said planned future outreaches would bring doctors from the US, where longer time frame would be allocated for wider coverage and reach to the people.

 

Senator Yeroe said in order to address the immediate needs of the people since assuming office, he decided on the free medical outreach, because the people were suffering due to the ravaging effect of insurgency attacks, where access to healthcare has been a challenge.

 

He described the turn out as overwhelming and the fulfilment of his first vision for the people of the area.

 

The team leader of the medical practitioners, Dr. Talimo Wycliff Dar, said the team was carrying out the task with implementing partners, such as Soteria-Afrique Rural Healthcare Initiative and the Christian Broadcasting Network, who would help in dispensing medication, as well as in providing treatment for common ailments, surgeries and other medical services.

 

Dr. Dar said the team would be providing treatment for infectious diseases, perform various surgeries, treatment of eye problems, as well as counselling for patients who needed them.

 

L.Nasir