MTN donates mobile clinic van to Gombe State
MTN mobile telecommunications provider, yesterday, delivered a mobile clinic truck to the Gombe State government as it commenced the third phase of its Y’ello Doctor Project.
The mobile clinic truck will be used to treat people with diarrhoea, malaria, respiratory tract infections, as well as screen for diabetes at the rural and semi-urban areas.
Leader of MTN delegation, Hanson Thliza, said the facility would also be deployed for Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) screening, hepatitis and general consultation services.
“As a response to COVID-19 pandemic, COVID vaccination has also been included as one of the activities to be implemented during the medical outreach to three selected councils,” Hanson added.
He said that six states namely: Anambra, Gombe, Kano, Kwara, Lagos and Rivers were targeted for the project that would rummage the targeted local councils for one month.
Responding to the gesture, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, commended the company for sharing the same health vision with the state government, adding that his determination to revive the state’s health sector on assuming office in 2019 had received a boost.
Commissioner for health, Dr. Habu Dahiru, stated that the mobile clinic truck would be focusing on compiled markets to attend to people with health issues.