NYSC Hosts Medical Outreach in Gombe State
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has launched its phase II Edition of the 2021 Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD).
Declaring the exercise open, at Doho, Kwami Local Government Area of Gombe State, the Director-General of the NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, said the one-week medical outreach would feature sensitisation on disease prevention and care, diagnosis, referrals and adminstration of drugs to beneficiaries in rural Communities.
He maintained that, driven by the the Scheme’s determination to deepen the impact of it’s Healthcare services, Management of the NYSC launched the NYSC HIRD in 2014; a platform for contribution towards promoting the well-being of indigent persons at the grassroots by granting them easier access to free and quality healthcare healthcare. According to the NYSC Boss, two million persons have been attended to by the NYSC Medical teams in the HIRD platform.
The Director-Genersl also solicited for the support of Corporate bodies and well to do individuals towards actualising plans of setting up mobile clinics for wider outreach.
Meanwhile, the Executive Chairman, Kwami Local Government Council,ably represented by Alh Mohammed Musa Kwami commended the efforts of NYSC Management for the sustenance of the HIRD programme and ensuring that Rural Communities benefit enormously through Corps medical personnel.
In his remarks, the Primary Healthcare Coordinator,Kwami Local Government Area,Alh Umar Musa Dirri appreciated the NYSC scheme for the programme and called on the good people of Doho Community to take advantage of the outreach. ” We cannot thank NYSC enough for this exercise. We will all agree with me that health is wealth and we must not take lightly this beautiful innovation ” he maintained
In his vote of thanks ,the Chairman Kwami Development Association , Professor Shuaibu Umar expressed his profound Gratitude on behalf of the good people of Doho for the rare privilege to be part of the phase two HIRD. He in particular appreciated His Excellency Governor of Gombe State,Alh Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya for his policy on Healthcare delivery by renovating health facilities in the nooks and crannies of Gombe State and his support to the NYSC on the Heath Initiative for Rural Dwellers Programme.
The State Coordinator was represented by Mrs Beulah Stella Gokum, Assistant Director Human Resource Management
About two hundred and fifty beneficiaries were attended to in day one of the exercise.
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