Muhammad Tanko Shittu
More than 6, 000 persons in Plateau Central Senatorial District received various medical services during a weeklong Fee Medical Outreach organised by the Minister of Water Resources, Mrs Sarah Ochekpe.
Pastor Sonnie Reng, who disclosed this to newsmen in a chat in Jos, said the outreach which began last Monday ended over the weekend with 240 surgeries carried out on persons with serious cases.
Reng, the Coordinator of the outreach, said the entire exercise was not an easy task, but that it was very successful.
He said: “We were able to attend to over 6, 000 individuals who came to us with different medical challenges; I really appreciate our medical teams for their resilience throughout the period.
“The minor challenge we had was that of volunteers, some of who unceremoniously left us simply because there was no allowances.”
Reng said for the team to conduct 240 surgeries during the period the entire exercise should be described “a very huge success.”
He said no death or serious complication was recorded during the period and expressed gratitude to the Dr Wycliffe Dah led medical team that attended to the patients.
The coordinator called on other citizens of the state, especially public office holders and wealthy individuals, to emulate what Ochekpe did so as give back to the society what God has done for them in life,
It would be recalled that Ochekpe launched the Free Medical Outreach on Monday at the Federal College of Education, Pankshin for the entire Plateau Central Senatorial Zone.