Indigent residents of Osun State have benefited from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) free medical outreach in various towns and communities in the state.
The NYSC Osun State Coordinator, Mr Ayodele Adewale Adegoke while flags-off the free medical outreach on Monday said at least over 500 benefited from the free medical treatment in the state.
Adegoke said the NYSC Brigadier General, Shuaibu Ibrahim remained committed to the NYSC Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (NYSC-HIRD) aimed at helping indigent people who need medical treatment but could not afford the medical bills.
He added that the initiative was aimed at promoting the wellbeing of indigent persons at the grassroots by granting them easier access to free and quality healthcare.
He said the NYSC health interventions has made enormous impacts in the lives of many Nigerians and also improved reproductive health and reduced maternal and infant mortality.
At Iba town in Ifelodun Local Government Area, residents came out in large numbers for treatment. They expressed gratitude to NYSC.
Some of the beneficiaries including 80-year-old Mrs Umaani Odere and a 90-year-old man, Aogun Adetokun Adediran said the medical outreach was timely.
The Eburu of Iba, Oba Adekunle Adeogun-Okunoye Oyedeji also lauded the initiative and urged NYSC to sustain it.