The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) has recently commenced its third quarter Free Health Initiative for 500 Rural Dwellers (HIRD) in Niger. The initiative, which was approved by Brig.-Gen. Yushau Ahmed, director general of NYSC, aims to provide free medical consultation, counsel, diagnosis, treatment, and free drugs for individuals residing in rural areas.
During the launch of the initiative at Pyata, Shata community in Bosso Local Government Area of the state, NYSC State Coordinator Abdulwahab Alidat expressed gratitude for the community’s overwhelming response. She encouraged the community members to take advantage of the program and communicate their health concerns to the corps medical personnel for appropriate treatment. Furthermore, any medical case requiring specialized attention would be referred to higher health facilities for comprehensive medical care.
Ibrahim Umaru, the district head of Pyata, expressed his appreciation to NYSC for the health initiative, recognizing its importance in providing essential healthcare services to the community members. Similarly, Ladidi Bawa, the chairman of Bosso Local Government, thanked the director general of NYSC for choosing their community and council as beneficiaries of the health initiative.
As part of the program, corps member Anietie Ime-Etuk conducted a sensitization campaign on malaria prevention and treatment for the community members. This initiative showcases NYSC’s commitment to collaborating with organizations interested in improving the welfare and development of local communities.