The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has organised free medical treatment for rural dwellers in Osun state to mark its health week programme.
The Director General of NYSC, Brigadier-General Sule Zakari Kazaure explained that the Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers was designed to cater for the health of the downtrodden.
The people of Sekona community who thronged the venue of the free medical treatment commended the Corps for bringing health care delivery to the grassroots.
The Director General said the medical outreach which was conceived two years ago has achieved its goal and saved many lives.
“The NYSC, in the past 43 years, has not relented in pursuing its mandate and making meaningful impacts on the lives of people in the different communities across the nation.”
“Against this backdrop, the goal of the Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers is to mobilise corps medical volunteers to provide health interventions through diagnosis, treatment, referrals and proper preventive mechanism, thereby enhancing the general well-being of rural dwellers across the nooks and crannies of Nigeria”, he said.
Osun State Governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola who commended NYSC for the initiative, described it as a landmark achievement in the history of Service in offering selfless service and serving as a unifying factor among the citizenry.
‘It is no gainsaying that the increasing awareness of the potency of orthodox medicine and the attendant increase in the demand for it has made government health facilities become inadequate”.
Aregbesola was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the state ministry of health, Akinyinka Esho.