NACA Offers Free Medical Outreach In Plateau
The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has embarked on a free multi-disease medical outreach treatment to carter for rural dwellers that could not afford the general hospitals in their domain.
Since the past four days, residents of Mangu Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau State, North-central Nigeria have been beneficiaries of the medical outreach which took place at the Mishkaham Mangu Palace.
Various ailments ranging from HIV/AIDS counselling and testing, Hepatitis B test and treatment, blood pressure, hypertension, diabetic screening as well as free medical consultation were rendered to the public by no fewer than 50 medical doctors.
An Assistant Director with NACA, Garba Danjuma, who led the medical personnel, stressed what the residents stand to benefit from the gesture provided by the agency which was according to him, holding across the nation.
The Chairman of Mangu LGA, Titus Bise, who flagged off the exercise, reminded the people of the need to take advantage of such programme saying it does not come too often.
Having received treatment for various ailments, some of the beneficiaries shared their experiences and what they gained from the exercise.