Senate President Ahmad Lawan, at the weekend, flagged off an expanded medical outreach in his Yobe North Senatorial District.
The free medical services, flagged off at the General Hospital, Gashua and Federal Medical Centre, Nguru all in Yobe State, included eye treatment and surgery, free gynecological check up and surgeries.
The medical outreach also include free surgery for hernia, hydrocele, perineal tear, fibroid and uterine descent.
“For this year alone, more than 5,000 patients with eye-related causes are expected to receive treatment and also more than 6000 patients with hypertension, diabetes and the likes will benefit from the gesture, according to a statement by Lawan’s media aide, Ola Awoniyi.
“This medical outreach is in keeping with what we believe is important and necessary intervention for our people who need either the surgeries or the general treatment to recover their sight or improve their sight.
The Medical Director, FMC, Nguru, Dr Abubakar Muhammad, assured that the highest quality of care would be accorded the patients from the screening through surgery, post-operative period.
“We started this (in 2018) because we noticed that people had those challenges at that time and yet majority of them didn’t have the means to receive any medical attention,” the statement qouted Lawan as saying at the event,” he said.
The Senate president also distributed some relief materials to victims of the recent flood that occurred in parts of his constituency in Bade and Jakusko Local Government Areas.
Also distributed were 4,000 bags of cement, 480 bundles of Zinc, 1150 logs of timber and 160 bags of nails were distributed to the communities whose Houses were affected by the flood.