Not fewer than 60,000 victims of flood disaster that ravaged some parts of Adamawa state are to benefit from a 3-day medical outreach conducted by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in Wauru Jabbe Community, Yola South local government area of the state.
The outreach would cater for the medical needs of persons, including women, children and the aged, in order to avert outbreak of diseases as well as provide needed healthcare services.
NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said in a statement that the medical outreach was part of NAF humanitarian efforts aimed at assuaging the plight of victims.
He said the 3-day medical outreach began on Monday and is taking place at the Wauru Jabbe Primary School, and was being coordinated by the NAF Medical Services Branch, “in compliance with the directives of the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, for the Branch to provide medical assistance and relief materials to the affected communities.”
He said: “Medical services provided on the first day of the outreach included free consultations, prescription medications, visual acuity checks, deworming and immunisation of children as well as distribution of prescription eyeglasses and insecticide-treated mosquito nets.
“The NAF Team also conducted health awareness lectures and donated relief materials, including clothing, water and food items, among others, to the flood victims. Present at the flag-off ceremony were the Commander 153 Base Services Group, Air Commodore Muhammed Yusuf, as well as other senior officers and some community leaders.”