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NYSC Borno gives free medical services to 2, 000 IDPs

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has offered ‘free medical services’ to 2,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri, Borno State.

The medical outreach, which is in the NYSC camp, followed the deteriorating and pathetic health conditions IDPs in the state.

While inaugurating free medical services at the weekend, in Maiduguri,
NYSC’s State Coordinator, Nura Umar, disclosed, “the exercise was in continuation of efforts geared at enhancing quality healthcare delivery services to the vulnerable,” noting that it will improve the wellbeing of displaced persons in camp.

According to him, in rendering comprehensive healthcare, a mini-laboratory has been set up in camp for conducting test and administration of patients.

He said that drugs were given to patients based on prescriptions of doctors, while others were counseled with referrals made when the need arose.

He noted that the health outreach was designed to promote national unity, socio-cultural integration.

“The medical outreach, in its third phases, are to facilitate national development in all sectors of the country,” he said.

He added that it would make the scheme’s presence felt through various interventions in health, education, agriculture and infrastructural development sectors of economy.

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