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400 teachers, students benefit from NYSC Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS screening

By Ada Okafor


A massive screening of secondary school students, teachers and other members of the public for Hepatitis C and B as well as HIV/AIDS tests was carried out by the NYSC over the weekend. 


This was in addition to free consultation and administration of drugs to the beneficiaries. 


The exersice was undertaken by the Medical and Health Community Development Service (CDS) Group at the General Murtala Muhammed College (GMMC), Jimeta Yola, through their routine medical outreach. 


Not fewer than 400 students, teachers  and others benefited from the medical outreach. 


The outreach was flagged off by the State Coordinator NYSC, Adamawa State, who was represented by the Head of Community Development Service (CDS), Mr. Sumla M Elisha. 
The State Coordinator revealed that the free medical outreach is targeted  at fighting the spread of Hepatitis B and C, particularly among Secondary School Students. 


In his remarks, the Schedule Officer of the CDS Group, Mr. Ishaya S. Shingu, expressed appreciation to the pharmaceutical companies including FIDSON, Drugfield and Greenfield that supported the medical outreach. 


He also commended the corps members for their sacrifice and selfless service to humanity which are the tenets of the NYSC scheme.


Earlier, the CDS President stated that the Medical and Health CDS has so far carried out countless similar free medical outreach, particularly to the less privileged.

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