The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has begun free medical services to residents of Agudama/Ekpetiama community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa.
Mrs Ojugo Iyawuna, Coordinator of NYSC in Bayelsa, said the outreach tagged, “NYSC Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers Development”, was inaugurated by the scheme in 2014 to provide free healthcare for rural dwellers.
A statement signed and issued to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday by the Head, Public Relations, Mr Matthew Ngobua, said the one-week medical outreach was to help enhance the well-being of the rural people.
Iyawuna presented the address of the NYSC Director-General, Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, at the one-week medical outreach.
The NYSC boss said that some of the medical services provided were for high blood pressure, malaria, typhoid, diabetes, antenatal, cholera, and COVID-19.
The D-G, said the medical outreach was targeted at providing free healthcare for the less privileged in rural communities and “I want to commend our corps medical team for that.’’
Ibrahim said the NYSC scheme had recorded numerous landmark achievements since inception in the area of national unity and integration as well as other spheres.
He mentioned such areas as healthcare delivery, rural infrastructure, mass literacy, education, sports and other social services.
“Virtually, all our contributions in these area are made through the activities of successive batches of corps members whose patriotic zeal, dedication and selflessness have been source of pride to all Nigerians,” he said.
The Chairman, Yenagoa Local Governmemt Area of Bayelsa, Mr Nimizuo Urououya, commended the scheme for the laudable programme and enjoined the people to actively participate in it.
He thanked the NYSC, on behalf of the beneficiaries, saying that more intervention programmes were being expected.
He gave the scheme the assurance that government was ever ready to partner it in any area that could be beneficial to the people of the council area. (NAN)