3,000 tricycle riders get diabetes test in Kaduna

Tricycle marketing company, Wandel International Nigeria Limited yesterday commenced free consultation for blood pressure and diabetic condition for over 3,000 tricycle riders in Kaduna state.
The free consultation was part of the highlights of company’s 3- day free diagnosis and repairs of TVS King made tricycles in the state.
Speaking to journalists at the venue of the free checkup camp, representative of the company in Nigeria, Manish Rohtagi, said the essence of the medical checkup was to help the operators know their blood pressure and diabetes levels.
According to him, “Diabetes is one of the most common diseases and as operators who are always on the road under intense pressure from other motorists and commuters, it is important for their health to be in good shape.
“During this programme we will give free diagnosis and repairs of their vehicles with spare parts at discounted rates. Free oil filters and engine oil for vehicles, End-users’ training on safe driving and keeping their vehicle fit as well as training of mechanics with free tools distribution,” he said.
Commending the efforts of Simba group, Assistant General Manager, Kaduna state Traffic Law Enforcement Authority (KASTELEA), Umar Umar, said the initiative was a welcome development in the state.
He added that, the move was complementary with the state government efforts in addressing the transportation system in the state and urged the company to expand its free services to other parts of the state in order for people to benefit from the programme.

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