500 people benefit from Nigerian Air Force medical outreach
He said the exercise was designed to improve the health needs of the people and strengthen civilians and military relationship, especially in the rural area.
The people were tested and treated of various diseases, including malaria, typhoid fever, Hepatitis B, fever, Ebola and HIV.
Air Vice-Marshal Emmanuel Akogu, the Air Officer Commanding, Bayelsa Mobility Command, said on Sunday in Yenagoa that the free medical outreach was to commemorate the Air Force 52nd anniversary.
Akogu said the programme, which was held in Azikoro community, Yenagoa Local Government Area, was to contribute to the healthcare service of the people at the grassroots.
``The test and treatment were purely free of charge, ranging from the administration of drugs, among others.
``We also gave out free mosquito nets and about 1,000 people collected. I am still urging the people to take their health matters seriously because health they say is wealth.
``The Mobility Command will continue to contribute to the healthcare services of the nation,” he said.
Dr Woruka Afochi, a Medical Expert in the command, expressed satisfaction with the peoples’ response to the programme, stressing that the outcome was a worthwhile.
Mr Cletus Ekpebidei, a resident in Azikoro Community, who benefitted from the exercise, commended the command for the free test and treatment.
Ekpebidei said; ``please, we want you to always inform us on time. We are happy to see this gesture in our community.
``Once again, we commend the efforts of the Air Force Mobility Command in Bayelsa.”
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