Thursday, 17 December 2015

50,000 people to benefit from NACA’s free medical outreach in Ibadan


Over 50, 000 people are set to benefit from the ongoing free medical outreach programme of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), holding in Ibadan South-East and North-East Local Government Area of Oyo State

Dr Obinna Oleribe, the Team Head, said this while addressing newsmen in Ibadan on Wednesday at the opening ceremony of the four-day outreach programme held at the Olubadan’s Palace, Oja Oba, Ibadan.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the programme was aimed at allowing 50,000 people benefit from integrated health services and 7,000 from free medical tests.

Oleribe, who said that the programme was initially organised to address issues related to HIV and AIDS, pointed out that it presently included the management of malaria, typhoid, diabetes, hypertension and obesity.

He said that the group would offer free tests for all diseases while the chronic ones would be referred to hospitals for treatment.

The representative of NACA, Mr Okiki Adeyemo, said the programme was organised for the benefit of the common man and is ongoing in the 30 states of the federation.

(NAN)

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