In continuation of its efforts aimed at creating wider access to health care for less privileged Nigerians, Dangote Foundation at the weekend took free health care services to the door steps of the vulnerable and poor ones in Katsina state.
Thousands of ailing people, including sickly elderly and malnourished children alike trooped out to the General Hospital in Kankia Local Government area of the state, venue of the exercise and were treated free.
The free medical outreach in Katsina State include: Free consultations, medicines and minor operations; advocacy on health and nutrition to women; as well as training of interns and medical personnel who in turn would offer medical advises to the people.
The programme which was spearheaded by Dangote Foundation was in collaboration with the Katsina State Government; Give-Back Nigeria, a UK based Charity Organization and Gachi Development Foundation.
The state governor, Aminu Bello Masari, who flagged off the three-day medical services expressed appreciation to the Dangote Foundation and its collaborators for the gesture and described it as a service to humanity for which God would surely reward.
He explained the programmes being mapped out by his admninitsratiuon to tackle health care challenges among his people and said the Dangote Foundation has in no small measure assisted in quickening the health programme.
The governor urged other spirited organization to look in the direction of joining hands with government to ensure the poor also have access to quality health care services.
In her remark, the Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, Zouera Youssouffou said the Foundation decided to sponsor the free medical outreach because the health sector is a critical part of the Foundation’s focus in contributing to the upliftment of the society and her people.
She stated that issues bordering on the health of Nigerians have always been of concern to Dangote Foundation and that …Read More
Source:: New Mail