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Army provides free medication to over 1,000 residents of Gital Community in Bauchi

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Army provides free medication to over 1,000 residents of Gital Community in Bauchi

Ahmed Ahmed

The Nigerian Army on Monday provided free medication to over 1,000 residents of Gital Community in Tafawa Balewa local government area of Bauchi state.

Our correspondent report that the free medication was part of the events marking the 2021 Nigerian army day celebration (NADCEL) in Bauchi

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The celebration commenced on Friday, with Friday prayers in Jummah Mosque, Sunday service in the church and provision of food items to windows and orphanages house in Bauchi town and Shadawanka Barrack respectively.

Speaking at the flagging of the medication Brig Gen.Tariweriye Gagariga the Commander 33 artillery brigade Bauchi in Gital Community said the free medication was part of the social responsibility of the Nigerian Army.

He said the exercise was also to strengthen the existing civil-military relationship in the community and the state.

Gagariga said that the Nigerian Army decided to carry out the exercise because of the importance of good health to humanity.

Major Wilson Ejiga, commanding officer 33 artillery brigade Medical centre explained that the residents were treated for various ailments which include eye test and treatment, issuance of glasses, general body examination, dental checkup and treatment, a dispensation of drugs etc.

Others are Health Talk, Free Dental care, Free Eyecare, free medical check-ups, free voluntary HIV/AIDS counselling/testing, free laboratory test and free Drugs.

He said residents of the community were tested and given free drugs on malaria, blood pressure, hepatitis, typhoid, fever and others; while treated mosquitoes nets were also distributed to pregnant women.

“While HIV screening, COVID-19 vaccination, physiotherapy, all forms of laboratory tests and health education were carried out to enlighten the participants on what to do to maintain healthy living.

“We are here with a full medical team that will render free medical service to the Gital community,” he said.

Earlier, Mr Daniel Mazadu, the Chairman Tafawa Balewa Local government area appreciated the Nigerians for choosing one of their Community for the medical outreach.

He said this gesture to more than 1,000 residents would continue to remain in their minds and the local government council.

“This will go a long way in strengthening the Civil-Military relationship and the Local government area,” Mazadu said.

One of the beneficiaries of the medical outreach, Malam Musa Adamu 70 years commended the army for providing free medical services to the people of the community.

Army provides free medication to over 1,000 residents of Gital Community in Bauchi

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