The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, on Saturday launched a free medical outreach for the treatment of eye related diseases and other ailments at Gashua in Bade Local Government Area (LGA) of Yobe.
Lawan said that the outreach was a necessary intervention for the residents of the area.
“This medical outreach is in line with what we believe to be important and necessary as an intervention for our people who need either surgeries or general treatments to recover or improve their sights,’’ he said.
He said 5,000 persons would be treated for eye related ailments, while 6,000 others for hypertension, diabetes and other medical complications.
The senate president pledged to construct students’ hostels, clinic, staff quarters and science laboratories at the Federal University, Gashua.
Earlier, Prof. Adamu Abdullahi, the Head of the Medical Outreach Team, had underscored the importance of the programme.
“You may not know the impact of this activity until you get to the people who…
Source: Guardian Newspaper