No fewer than 1,000 persons benefited from a medical outreach by a non governmental organisation, Teen Ambassadors Foundation (TAF) at Luvu Madaki communities and environs in Karu local government area of Nasarawa State.
The medical intervention held at the TAF Office Luvu Madaki on Sunday offered screening and treatment for malaria, typhoid, peptic ulcer, urinary tract infections, hypertension, diabetes, skin diseases.
The intervention also provided free vaccination and treatment for Hepatitis among others.
The Director General of the Foundation, Paul Adiwu, said that the gesture was borne out of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) of the NGO.
He said that the intervention, which was meant for all classes of people, targeted at least 1,000 persons.
A traditional ruler in the community, Chief Salasi Ali, while appreciating the NGO for the gesture said, “We thank God for TAF. We appreciate this gesture for the community.
"We thank the DG of TAF, Dr Paul Adiwu, because so far, he is only person doing such for the community.
"A lot of persons needed serious medical attention.
"They came with this medical outreach last year and the people have been testifying about how effective their treatment and drugs have been.
"We are grateful to TAF for the effort to see people get well and have healthier living.
"It has saved us a lot of money.” Salasi said.
Similarly, another traditional ruler in the community, Chief Noah Danjuma, stated, “We are happy for bringing it to our community.
"It is of great help to us. We needed the intervention and we call for more of such interventions. We are happy to receive TAF and their efforts.”
An 80-year old member of the community, David Maku, who attended for treatment of cataracts thanked TAF for its thoughtfulness.
He said funding to get treatment in hospitals has been unavailable, hence the intervention was of great help to him.
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