Over 1000 persons in Nasarawa state has benefited from the olive branches of John and Friends Healthcare Foundation through,a Non-Governmental Organisation by according free medical treatment.
The Founder Mr.John Francis,a residents of Endehu community of Nasarawa State has revealed this during the commencement of a one-day free medical outreach in Endehu village
It was reported that the NGO offered free testing, counselling and treatment on hepatitis, B and C, HIV, blood pressure and sugar, amongst others.
Francis said that one of the aims of the NGO is to offer free medical services as well as to assist the needy in order to improve on their health and standard of living for the overall development of the country.
He declared that the tests and drugs will be administered and given to the community free of charge, medical services free of charge and everything we are doing in the community is free of charge.
“The medical outreach was designed to assist poor Nigerians who do not have the means to access medical care, hence the need for the free medical treatment in order to improve on their standard and health status.
“It is also to educate and sensitize the members of the public on the need to take their health with all seriousness because a healthy nation is a wealthy nation.
Also speaking, Mr. Ihejirika Chukwuma, President, NYSC Anti HIV/Reproductive Community Development Service (CDS) of the area commended the NGO for sponsoring the programme.
Chukwuma said that the group would continue to sensitize the member of the public on the need to know their health status considering the importance of health to the socio-economic development of the country.
Responding, Some of the beneficiaries, Messers Joseph Kachala, EndeJagu, Emmanuel AJegena respectively commended the NGO and the NYSC corps members for the gesture and called for its sustenance.
They said that the gesture would go a long way toward improving their health and standard of living of the rural dwellers.
It was also reports that the free medical services were sponsored by John and Friends Healthcare Foundation (JFHF) in collaboration with Nesla Philip Consulting where the NYSC medical team is offering the services.