Brigade Commander and OC Medical Corps Monitoring Pharmacists

Cov/Abdulrazak Kaura

As part of activities marking this year’s Nigerian Army Day Celebration-NADCEL 2021, the Nigerian Army has conducted free medical outreach to some communities in Zamfara State where minor illness were treated free of Charge.

The Acting Commanding Officer, One Brigade Medical Center, Gusau, Captain Hillary Gami who led the Army medical team to Nasarawar Rafi village, Gusau Local government, said, during the outreach they treated members of the communities on illnesses which included Hypertension, Diabetics, Malaria, Eyes, Dental care and Deworming their children as well as water purification tablets.

Army Medical personnel sharing water treatment tablets

According to him, Malaria was the major medical challenge they observed in the area due to their proximity to ditches and grassing areas.

Captain Hillary explained that the medical outreach was a directive from the Chief of Army Staff through the Brigade Commander to support the communities.

During a surprise visit to the village, Brigade Commander, One Brigade Nigerian Army Gusau, Brigadier General Isiaka Olatunji informed the communities that, Nigerian army would continue to support them and reassured them of their commitment to restore normalcy in the State.

On his part, Village Head of the Community, Malam Musa Muhammad expressed gladness on the free medical outreach and appreciated the Nigerian Army for the gesture, prayed for them to succeed in their operations and vowed to support them in their own way to compliment the Army’s efforts to secure the State.

L-R Village Head, Musa Muhammad; Brigade Commander, Brig. Gen. Isiyaka Olatunji and Ag. OC Medical Corps, Capt. Hilary Gami at the venue of the Medical outreach

Some of the beneficiaries who spoke to Radio Nigeria at the Venue expressed happiness for the way the army treated them with love and care and free laboratory diagnosis, Medicine, and professionalism.

Radio Nigeria observed that, the Army Medical Corps were using the communities native language to know their illnesses and explain to them on how to take the medicine and the outreach center was secured with armed personnel.