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NA Women’s Corps takes medical, sanitation outreach to Edo communities

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The Nigerian Army Women’s Corps on Tuesday carried out free medical outreach and sanitation exercise in Uholor and Ugbighoko communities as part of activities of the ongoing Exercise Crocodile Smile IV in Edo.

Col. Dorothy Ojie, the Chief of Staff of the Corps and Officer incharge of the activity in the South South and South East said this was to showcase women in the Army who had trained to be responsive to National engagements.

Ojie said that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai in his vision for a more professionally responsive Army had provided platforms for female soldiers and officers to rise to the peak of their career.

She explained that it was in view of this that the corps was created in 2018 for professionally trained women soldiers and officers who could be deployed for operations to any part of the globe.

She noted that the free medical outreach and sanitation exercise which was ongoing across the six geo-political zones of the country was to further boost civil and military relationship.

Okie said that the issue of health and sanitation could not be overemphasised as both go together, adding that the human body could fight off diseases and sicknesses with good health and proper sanitation.

The traditional ruler of Uholor Community, Mr Jackson Igbinoghene, commended the Nigerian Army for bringing the services to his domain.

He, however, appealed that the exercise should be more regular as not all persons in the community could afford good medical services.

Nigeria News Agency reports that the medical services provided includes medical consultation for hepatitis, Blood Pressure, Diabetes and general health care.

NAN also reports that free drugs as well as laboratory service were also provided, while sanitation exercise was carried out at Uholor community and the Ugbighoko market.

Edited by Ismail Abdulaziz

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