In the spirit of Easter and the Ramadan, about 1000 residents of Karu community in Nasarawa state, have received medical attention from a Non Governmental Organisation, Teen Ambassador Foundation (TAF).
The residents were treated and screening for different ailments, such as diabetes, hepatitis, High Blood Pressure and HIV.
The secretary to the Clerk of the House of Representatives, Dr Samuel Munza, who is the Medical Coordinator for the foundation, said the NGO does not discriminate or charge for consultation to test patients, as it also helped in vaccination and offered screening of killer diseases.
Dr Munza, who explained that the gesture was to render selfless service disclosed that the beneficiaries would also be given free drugs for their ailments.
“We have a vision to reach out to other states, we have visited Niger, Kaduna states and FCT. We have visited Luvu community before, and we treated about 430 cases.
“We did not even capture children the first time but now we are doing that and we are not going to stop attending to people until we achieve our aim.
A traditional ruler in the area, Chief Salasi Ali, commended the foundation, adding that a lot of people in the community had received medical attention through the foundation, saying, “If I have to estimate, the people in this community we are more than 20000.
some beneficiaries of the program
The founder of the NGO, Mr Paul Adiwu, said the gesture is in the spirit of Easter and Ramadan, saying it is not limited to a particular class.
Some of the beneficiaries of the medical outreach include old retired solders, traditional rulers, farmers, women and children.
Reporting by Ibrahim Shehu; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade and Julian Osamoto