NYSC takes medical outreach to Bauchi community

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The National Youth Service Corps , NYSC, has launched a free medical outreach in Zalanga community in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi State, as part of efforts to address health challenges and improve healthcare access for rural residents.

Speaking at the flag-off of the one-day outreach, the State NYSC Coordinator, Rifkatu Yakubu, explained that the initiative falls under the NYSC Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD).

Yakubu said the programme aims at improving access to quality healthcare in remote and rural areas across Nigeria.

She noted that the outreach would serve over 500 community members, offering free treatment for ailments such as malaria, typhoid, hypertension, diarrhea, cholera and diabetes.

The state coordinator added that cases beyond the Corps’ medical volunteers’ capabilities would be referred to more specialised hospitals.

“This exercise aims to provide medical assistance and free medications to the less privileged in the community,” Yakubu stated.

She also called on religious and community leaders to support the NYSC’s efforts to enhance healthcare delivery nationwide.

Speaking on behalf of the community, the village head, Alhaji Yusuf Mohammed, expressed gratitude to the scheme for bringing the exercise to their domain.

He noted that the outreach would significantly address the health challenges of the people, adding that 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 to.

“The entire people of Zalanga are entirely grateful to the scheme for the 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.

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