The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has offered free medical treatment to 1,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), at the NYSC camp in Maiduguri in Borno state.
Mr Nura Umar, the NYSC State Coordinator, made the disclosure on Friday during the inauguration of its free medical care Programme at the camp in Maiduguri
Umar said that the scheme was designed to enhance healthcare service delivery and improve the wellbeing of persons affected by insurgency in the state.
“We have a mini laboratory here at the camp for conducting test, and equally a pharmaceutical section where drugs are given to patients based on prescriptions of the doctors,”he said.
Umar said that the exercise was part of the activities lined up to commemorate the Anniversary of the NYSC Scheme.
He listed other activities to include sensitisation campaign at the camp to create awareness on safety and preventive measures against the coronavirus pandemic.
He said the current NYSC Director General, Brig-Gen. Shuaib Ibrahim, had been playing a leading role in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
Ibrahim Buni, an IDP, commended the NYSC for the medical outreach and efforts in providing essential services to them.
Buni also thanked them for the food items provided to him and the rest of the Internally Displaced Persons in the camp.
Hauwa Binta, another IDP, told NAN that she learnt necessary preventive measures of regular hygiene.
Benson Iziama edited