10,000 Rivers dwellers benefit from NYSC free medicare


Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
National Youth Service Corp members during a parade
The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has rendered medical treatment to over 10,000 rural dwellers in Rivers State and plans to reach out to 66 communities under the NYSC medicare outreach scheme in the southern Nigeria state.
The administration of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has pledged to support and partner with the NYSC in the health initiative.
Wike made this disclosure while flagging off the NYSC Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD) held in Ozuoba town, in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.
Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Kenneth Kobani, Wike urged Rivers people to avail themselves of the opportunity to benefit from the free health services.
The Governor thanked the NYSC management for the exercise whose primary objective is to improve the lives of people living in the communities in the state.
“I, therefore, commend the managers of the scheme for recording yet another milestone in the health sector by organising this medical outreach in various communities.”
Earlier in her address, State Coordinator of the NYSC, Mrs. Ngozi Nwatarali, said the free medical outreach would take place in 66 communities in the next three days of the HIRD programme in the state.
According to her, HIRD was an initiative of the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier-General J. Olawumi, designed to provide affordable and timely healthcare intervention for large populations of rural dwellers. …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper