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Kebbi NYSC medical personnel take free services to rural areas


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In its Federal Government effort in reducing the suffering of the youth after services, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Kebbi State Branch, has flagged off a Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD) in Felande village, Argungu Local Government Area of the state.

The flag-off, which was performed by the Kebbi State NYSC Coordinator, Lawal Turawa was aimed to provide medical treatments for over 500 villagers with different ailments, who could not afford hospitals bills in their respective villages.

Turawa disclosed that there are competent doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health personnel among the Corps members that are ready to render humanitarian services to the less privileged.


“In order to bridge the gap of lack of adequate healthcare in rural communities, NYSC decided to introduce HIRD. We have the personnel, doctors, nurses and other health workers who can tackle villagers’ health problems.”

He added that the state government and wealthy people in Kebbi State had donated different drugs that would be prescribed for patients after they have been diagnosed.

He stressed that any ailments Corps member could not handle such patients would be referred to appropriate hospital.The Medical Team Leader of Argungu Zone, Umuwe Patrick in an interview with newsmen at Felande village said his team are fully ready to render their humanitarian services for the rural dwellers in area for a week.

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