The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has offered free medical services to 1,500 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri, Borno.
The exercise was conducted at Teachers’ Village IDPs camp in Pompomari area of Maiduguri under the scheme’s Health Intiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD).
Mr Nura Umar, NYSC Coordinator in the state, represented by Mr Bitrus Daniel, Assistant Director, Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development, said the exercise was designed to reach out to the less privilege and vulnerable to enhance access to quality healthcare services.
He said that the exercise also provided the opportunity to sensitise the people on hygiene and disease preventive tips.
While reiterating the commitment of the scheme to continue to impact positively on the lives of the people in the host communities, Umar urged government and other stakeholders to support the scheme in enhancing quality healthcare service delivery in rural communities.
Some of the beneficiaries commended the gesture, adding that it would improve their social and economic wellbeing.
Bukar Umar, a beneficiary, called for the expansion of the programme to enable more people to benefit from the exercise.
Some of the services provided by corps medical team during the outreach included medical check up and tests as well as depensing of drugs and referrals.