From Francis Nansak,Lafia
Eggon Youths Movement (EYM), has provided free medical treatment to over 1000 residents of Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa state.
The EYM Chairman, Akwanga branch, Peter Yohana, disclosed this at a one-day medical outreach for the less privileged.
Among the free medical services offered by the youth group included free test, counseling and treatment for hepatitis, B and C, HIV, blood pressure and sugar level, among others.
Mr Yohanna said that the group came up with the free medical services in order to assist the needy to improve their health status and general living standard for the overall development of the country.
According to him,“ As you can see, the tests, drugs and all other medical services being provided to the people are free of charge.
“The medical outreach was designed to assist poor Nigerians who do not have the means to access medical care, in order to improve on their standard of living and health status.”
He called on Nigerians to always give adequate attention to their health by going for regular medical checkup.
Mr Yohanna further restated the commitment of the EYM to continue to initiate policies and other programmes that have direct bearing on the health and standard of living of residents of the state.
Also speaking, Mr.Ihejirika Chukwuma, President, NYSC Anti-HIV/Reproductive Community Development Service (CDS) of the area commended the NGO for sponsoring the programme.
He vowed that the Corp members resident in the area would continue to sensitize the members of the public on the need to know their health status considering the
importance of health to the socio-economic development of individuals and the country at large.
Responding questions, some of the beneficiaries, Messers Joseph Kachala, Ende Jagu, Emmanuel AJegena, all applauded the group and the NYSC members for the gesture and called for its sustenance.