The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has begun a three – day medical outreach for an estimated 2,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Katsina State.
NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Olatokunbo Adesanya, an air vice marshal, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.
Mr Adesanya said that the medical outreach holding at Jibia Central Primary School, in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State, was an initiative of the Chief of the Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, an air marshal.
He said the medical intervention was part of the humanitarian efforts of the NAF at mitigating the plights of victims affected by the recent flood that ravaged some parts of the state and rendered thousands of residents homeless.
The spokesperson said the outreach, which is expected to end on July 27, attracted a large turnout of beneficiaries who expressed satisfaction with the medical services received from the NAF Medical Team.
“The people also expressed their gratitude to the NAF for the humanitarian gesture and for remembering them in their time of need.
“The medical services provided during the first day of the outreach include mass de-worming of children, medical check-ups.
“Distribution of treated mosquito nets, eye glasses and drugs while patients with surgical cases were also operated upon,” he said.
Mr Adesanya said the Head of Local Government Administration in the council, Almustapha Dan-Musa, appreciated the NAF for the kind gesture and the provision of free healthcare for the people of Jibia.
Mr Dan- Musa said that the medical outreach was a great relief to his people, some of who had lost loved ones and property to the disaster.
NAF recently had a three – day special surgical intervention and medical outreach for IDPs and residents of Barkin Ladi, in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau, following the violence in the area.