Aisha Buhari commissions mobile clinic

Aisha Buhari commissions mobile clinic
March 02 19:18 2017

Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari on Wednesday commissioned a mobile clinic programme to provide basic and essential health care services to people, especially those living in hard to reach areas of the country.

The event took place at the State House in Abuja.

Speaking at the event, Mrs. Buhari said the programme is part of the humanitarian services that the Future Assured provides to less-privileged Nigerians, especially those that reside in the remotest parts of the country.

“With the commissioning of this vehicle, organizing the medical outreach done frequently by Future Assured to remote areas is now easier,” she said.

She said the clinic would provide for routine screening of chronic ailments including Vitamin A supplementation and deworming of children. as well as treatment of minor medical conditions and identified client operations that require referral to Primary Health Care and other health centres.

Also speaking, National Coordinator of Future Assured, Dr. Kamal Mohammed, said the mobile medical outreach is about improving health and providing services in remote areas.

He said the clinic is equipped with consultation, dispensing and observation areas as well as a mini-lab and a nursing station.

He said medical screening has held at Cross River, Enugu, Oyo, Ogun, Kogi, Nasarawa, Adamawa and Katsina states in order to create a sense of health consciousness among citizens, with thousands of beneficiaries checked for blood pressure, malaria, blood sugar and sickle cell.

He said the activities would continue in other states.