The National Youth Service Corps ,(NYSC) in Ebonyi State has embarked on free medical services for the rural dwellers in the state.
Over 30 Corps Members who are Medical practitioners took part in the two day program as part of their Community Development Service as a way of contributing their quota to the national development.
The event, which is part of the Nationwide Health week under the NYSC Health Initiatives for rural dwellers program for 2021 took place in Onyikwa commmunity in Ebonyi Local Government Area, and Agbayim Idoko in Izzi local government area.
The Director General of NYSC, Professor Ibrahim Shuaibu, represented by State Coordinator, Mrs Mercy Bamai Dawuda said the program is driven by NYSC determination to deepen the impact of people’s healthcare services.
“It’s a platform for contribution towards promoting the well-being of Indigent persons at grassroots by granting them easier access to free and quality healthcare”, the DG said.
The DG added that the program is largely implemented through medical outreach in communities across the country.
“Through the initiative, NYSC has distributed drugs, eye glasses and other medical consumable. The scheme has also distributed 300 wheelchairs to disables through Partners”
” Also, NYSC has established Community-Based Clinics, setting up clinic for NYSC Secretariats, first aid administration and humanitarian aid among other things”, he added.
He urged the beneficiaries to take the exercise very serious.
The Representative of NYSC Director Southeast area office, Mr Caleb Ishaya charged the people of Onyikwa to patiently participate in the program.
The State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr Charles Akpaenika, represented by Mr Amechi Alo said the exercise is a welcome development.
The Town Union President of Nkaliki Community, Mr Nwalegu Steven prayed God to bless the organizers of the program.
On behalf of the beneficiaries, Mrs Nwogboji Calister expressed joy over the free medical care.