NAF: Flood victims get free medical services in Jigawa
EMERGENCY DIGEST – The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it is offering a three-day medical outreach to victims of flood in Dantsa Community, Buji Local Government Area (LGA) of Jigawa.
NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, made this known in statement on Friday in Abuja.
” The medical outreach, which was at the instance of the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, was necessitated by the recent flood disaster that displaced thousands of villagers and submerged houses and farm lands in the State,” he said.
Daramola said the medical services provided on the first day of the outreach included free consultations and dispensing of prescription medications; visual acuity checks along with the provision of prescription eyeglasses.
He said other services rendered by the NAF includes deworming and immunisation of children as well as the treatment of malaria, typhoid and diarrhea and conduct of minor surgeries.
Daramola said the NAF Medical Team also distributed insecticide-treated mosquito nets to members of the Community.
He said the Team equally donated relief materials, including drinking water, food, toiletries and clothing items, to the flood victims.
Group Capt. Ali Tanko, the Leader of the NAF Medical Team, who is also the Director, Public Health and Humanitarian Services, HQ, NAF, said the outreach was being conducted as directed by the CAS to complement the efforts of the Jigawa State Government to bring succour to the victims.
He said NAF had on Monday also conducted a medical outreach for victims of flood disaster that ravaged some parts of Adamawa.
The Chairman of Buji LGA, Alhaji Ahmad Zubairu, commended the good initiative and kind gesture of the NAF, which he said, would further alleviate the sufferings of his people.
The District Head of Dantsa Community, Alhaji Sabo Mohammed, also thanked the NAF for the humanitarian gesture and for remembering them in their time of need.