Mr Zakari Mohammed, a member representing Baruten/Kaiama Federal Constituency of Kwara, has provided free medical care for more than 500 residents of border communities in the state.He said that the exercise is his own way of giving back to the society, noting that most people in the area are agrarians that need routine medical check-up and he promised to extend the exercise to other areas in his constituency.
The medical exercise was conducted at Gure, Baruten Local Council of the State.The beneficiaries were tested and treated of malaria parasite, blood pressure and HIV/AIDS among others.
Mr Ahmed Sulaiman, the HIV/AIDS Control Manager in the area said that residents of the area took advantage of the exercise to test their health status.
He commended Mohammed for organising the exercise annually, adding that only one of the beneficiaries tested positive to the HIV virus.
“This exercise is for test, diagnosis, prescription and dispensary of available drugs, where we have a case we cannot handle, we make referral,” he said.
He, however, identified malaria, backache and ulcer as common ailments among residents of the area.