Dogara provides free medical services to 5,000 in Bauchi
As part of efforts to provide succour to the less-privileged in his constituency, Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has sponsored the treatment of over 5,000 patients in Bauchi State.
The free medical services, which commenced yesterday at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi, would be rendered by a team of professional doctors known as ‘Doctors on the move Africa’ and would last for two weeks.
Speaking during the opening ceremony of the exercise, Dogara, represented by a member of the House of Representatives from Misau/Dambam constituency in Bauchi State, Ahmed Yerima, explained that the free medical services to be provided include; tests and screening on diabetes, blood pressure, hypertension, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis.
He added that ultra-sound scanning, public health campaigns and surgeries of lipomas, hernia, fibroids and goiter would also be conducted by the doctors during the two weeks exercise, saying each day, beneficiaries from two local councils would be attended to.
During a courtesy visit to the Emir of Bauchi’s palace, Dogara told the monarch that in January this year, patients from Bogoro, Tafawa Balewa and Dass local councils had benefited from such gesture and is now extended to all the 20 councils in the state.
Responding, the Emir, Alhaji Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu, applauded the Speaker for the initiative and urged citizens in the state to give maximum cooperation to the doctors to ensure successful of the exercise.
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