2,000 flood victims benefit from NAF medical outreach in Katsina

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), said no fewer than 2,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Katsina State benefited from its 3-day medical outreach last week Wednesday.
NAF spokesperson, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya said in a statement that the medical intervention, which held at Jibia Central Primary School in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State, was “part of the NAF humanitarian efforts at mitigating the plights of the victims affected by the recent flood that ravaged some parts of Katsina State and rendered thousands of residents homeless.” He said: “The first day of the programme attracted a large turnout of beneficiaries who expressed satisfaction with the medical services received from the NAF Medical Team.
The people also expressed their gratitude to the NAF for the humanitarian gesture and for remembering them in their time of need.
“The medical services provided during the first day of the outreach included mass de-worming of children, medical checkups, distribution of treated mosquito nets, eye glasses and drugs while patients with surgical cases were also operated upon.” Adetokunbo said the Director of Public Health and Humanitarian Services, at NAF Headquarters, Group Captain Azubuike Chukwuka, said the NAF medical personnel were in Katsina to provide humanitarian services for the victims of the recent flood following the directive of the Chief of Air Staff, “to extend our humanitarian services to the persons affected by the recent flood by bringing medical team to attend to them.
“We intend to be here for three days and we hope to attend to 2,000 patients and perform about 40 surgeries,” the NAF spokesperson quoted NAF’s Director of Public Health and Humanitarian Services, as saying.
Olatokunbo said the Head of Local Government Administration in the State, Alhaji Almustapha Idris Dan-Musa, expressed appreciation to the NAF f”or the kind gesture and the provision of free healthcare for the people of Jibia.” According to him, “the medical outreach was a great relief to his people who had lost lives and properties to the flood.”

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