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NYSC offers medical outreach to 2,000 people in Katsina community



National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has offered free medical treatment to more than 2,000 residents of Bagiwa community in Mani Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The free medical outreach was organised through NYSC Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD) on Friday in the community.

NYSC Coordinator in the state, Hajiya Aisha Muhammad, said the HIRD programme was initiated to provide adequate medical care to rural dwellers who could not easily access medical facilities due to financial challenges.

Represented by the NYSC Assistant Director, Discipline and Reward, Alhaji Aliyu Sani, the coordinator said more communities in the state would also benefit from the outreach.

“Lots of communities in Katsina and Nigerians had benefited from this programme, initiated by the current NYSC Director-General, Brig,-Gen. Y.D. Ahmed,” she said.

The coordinator stated that the selection of Bagiwa was due to the disposition of the people of the area and the state government toward assisting the NYSC members deployed to their domain.

Muhammad urged other communities in the state to emulate Mani council area and its communities so as to also benefit from such programmes.

She said that one of the mandates of NYSC was to create an avenue for development through the Community Development (CDS) programme.

The NYSC coordinator appealed to the beneficiaries to take advantage of the programme to open up to the professionals for adequate medical care

Earlier, the Head of the CDS, Alhaji Samaila Suleman, said that the initiative was part of their CDS, where a community would be selected based on commitment to the development of NYSC in the area.

Also, Chairman of Mani local government council, Dr Yunusa Bagiwa, thanked the NYSC and its collaborating NGOs for organising the medical outreach in the area.

He promised the council’s continued support to the scheme through provision of necessary assistance to the corps members posted to the area.

Abbas Bamalli

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