The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) Bauchi State Chapter has offered a free medical outreach to orphanage homes as part of activities lined up for this year’s medical week celebration. Chairman of NMA in Bauchi, Dr Muhammad Bashir Faruk said that the initiative will improve the health condition of orphans and other vulnerable children who cannot afford the decent healthcare service that they desired.
He said the NMA designed an initiative to provide a pediatric doctor to visit each of the orphanage homes weekly to offer medical consultancy services to orphans inhabiting the orphanages.
The Chairman called on the orphans to ensure regular hand-washing practices to prevent themselves from contracting diseases easily, adding that they ought to be drinking a lot of clean water every day.
The Officer In charge of the Orphanage Home State Low-cost Housing Estate Bauchi, Malama Mairo Malami appreciated the efforts of the NMA Bauchi State Chapter for the medical outreach and called on well-meaning Nigerians to emulate the gesture of the NMA.