No fewer than 6,000 indigent patients are billed to benefit from a 4-day free medical outreach by the senator representing Adamawa South senatorial zone, Sen Binos Dauda Yaroe.
The medical outreach which is the sixth in the series of medical intervention by the senator was flagged off in Toungo local government of Adamawa State, Monday.
No fewer than 30,000 indigent patients have so far benefitted from the senator’s gesture since he was elected in 2019.
Apart from the various medical interventions, the senator has also sank motorized boreholes in most of the local governments and has pledged to extend such gesture to all the nine local governments in his domain in addition to providing farm implements, food items and empowerment package across the constituency.
Speaking during the event, Senator Yaroe said the remaining 3 local governments that are yet to benefit from the free medical outreach will be covered soon.
He said after the coverage, a grand finale of the medical outreach will be carried out to mop up all remaining medical cases whether old or new in Demsa local government area.
During the flag off the senator also promised to bankroll two special referral cases at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yola.
The cases are that of Saratu Aliya, a 6-month-old girl who was born without anus and 18-year-old Fatima Usman who had a growth on her right Cheek for about four years now.
The senator emphasised that the medical outreach is free and welcomes people from all works of life both within and outside the state irrespective of any affiliations.
While briefing journalists at the flag off of the medical outreach, the leader of the medical team, Dr Talemon Dah, said there were enough personnel, medical equipments and drugs to successfully accomplish the task.
Dr Dah disclosed that their target was to treat 6,000 patients during the 4-day medical outreach in Toungo which will include about 600 optometry cases and issuing of glasses, 700 Dentistry cases, about 200 general surgeries in other areas and about 3,000 laboratory tests and counseling among other things.
In his welcome address, the chairman of Toungo local government area, Kefas Kelvin thanked Senator Yaroe for the kind gesture in addition to carrying out other developmental projects in the local government area urging him to sustain the tempo.
Highlight of the flag off of the free medical outreach was the inspection of Toungo cottage hospital where the outreach is taking place as well as drugs.