Barely two days after rendering humanitarian assistance to 60,000 victims of flood disaster that ravaged some communities in Adamawa State, a team of Medical personnel from Headquarters Nigerian Air Force (HQ NAF) on Friday commenced a 3-day medical outreach in Dantsa Community, Buji Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said the medical outreach was at the instance of the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.
He said the outreach was necessitated to cushion the effect of the flood disaster that affected thousands of displaced villagers in the state.
Daramola said: “Medical services provided on the first day of the outreach included free consultations and dispensing of prescription medications; visual acuity checks along with the provision of prescription eyeglasses; deworming and immunization of children as well as the treatment of malaria, typhoid and diarrhea and conduct of minor surgeries.
“In addition, the NAF Medical Team distributed insecticide-treated mosquito nets to members of the Community and also donated relief materials, including drinking water, food, toiletries and clothing items, to the flood victims.”
He said the medical outreach was part of the NAF’s civil-military relations and corporate social responsibility efforts to mitigate the suffering of the displaced persons.
According to Daramola, the Chairman of Buji LGA, Alhaji Ahmad Zubairu, while giving his remarks at the event “applauded the good initiative and kind gesture of the NAF, which, he said, would further alleviate the sufferings of his people.”
He said the District Head of Dantsa Community, Alhaji Sabo Mohammed, also “thanked the NAF for its humanitarian gesture and for remembering them in their time of need.”