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A team of medical service personnel from the Nigerian Air Force, headquarters on Friday commenced another 3 days medical outreach in Dantsa Community, Buji Local Government Area (LGA) of Jigawa State.

According to PR Nigeria, the medical outreach, which was at the instance of the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, was necessitated by the recent flood disaster that displaced thousands of villagers and submerged houses and farm lands in the State.

HSENations gathered that medical services provided on the first day of the outreach included free consultations and dispensing of prescription medications; visual acuity checks along with the provision of prescription eyeglasses.

The children in the community took part in deworming and immunization as well as the treatment of malaria, typhoid and diarrhea and conduct of minor surgeries.

Also, the NAF medical service personnels distributed insecticide-treated mosquito nets to members of the Community and also donated relief materials, including drinking water, food, toiletries and clothing items, to the flood victims.

While flagging-off the medical service outreach, the Leader of the team also the Director, Public Health and Humanitarian Services, HQ NAF, Group Captain Ali Tanko, stated that the medical outreach was being conducted in pursuant to the CAS’ directive to complement the efforts of the Jigawa State Government in providing free healthcare and relief materials to victims of the recent flood in the State.

According to him, the medical service outreach was part of the NAF’s civil-military relations and corporate social responsibility efforts to mitigate the suffering of the displaced persons.

In his remarks, the Chairman of Buji LGA, Alhaji Ahmad Zubairu, applauded the good initiative and kind gesture of the NAF, which, he said, would further alleviate the sufferings of his people. The District Head of Dantsa Community, Alhaji Sabo Mohammed, also thanked the NAF for its humanitarian gesture and for remembering them in their time of need.

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