Mrs Buhari Commissions Mobile Clinic

March 3, 2017
Mrs Buhari Commissions Mobile Clinic

Mrs Buhari Commissions Mobile Clinic

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Wife of Nigeria’s President, Mrs Aisha Buhari has commissioned a mobile clinic programme to provide basic and essential health care services to people, especially those living in hard to reach areas of the country.

According to Mrs Buhari, the programme is part of the humanitarian services that Future Assured provides to underprivileged Nigerians especially those that reside in the remotest parts of this country.

Speaking at the commissioning on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the State House, the First Lady said,

“With the commissioning of this vehicle, organizing the medical outreach done frequently by Future Assured to remote areas is now easier.”

She explained that the clinic will provide for routine screening of chronic ailments including Vitamin A supplementation and deworming of children, as well as treatment of minor medical conditions and identified client operations that require referral to Primary Health Care and other health centres for further management or continuity of care.

So far, two of these mobile clinics are available to service FCT and its catchment areas, with additional units envisaged in the near future to service remote communities in all geographical zones.

The mobile medical outreach, as stated by the National Coordinator of Future Assured, Dr Kamal Mohammed, is about improving health and providing services in remote areas.

He said the clinic is equipped with consultation, dispensing, and observation areas as well as a mini-lab and a nursing station.

So far, medical screening has held at Cross River, Enugu, Oyo, Ogun, Kogi, Nasarawa, Adamawa and Katsina States in order to create a sense of health consciousness among citizens, with thousands of beneficiaries checked for blood pressure, malaria, blood sugar and sickle cell.

The activities will continue in other states.

Modupe Gbadeyanka

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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