A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Daniel Amos, has sponsored a five-day free medical services for over 1,000 residents across five centres in Kagoma, Kafanchan, Gidan Waya, Fadan Karshi and Gwantu, all in Kaduna state.
Speaking while flagging off the outreach, organised in collaboration with Graceland Health Care Development Foundation, at the Sir Patrick Yakowa General Hospital, Kafanchan, Jama’a local government area, Amos, representing Jama’a/Sanga federal constituency in the National Assembly, pledged to continue with the free medical outreach till he dies.
He said the medical programme would focus on free surgeries, issuance of eye glasses, aside general medical services.
The lawmaker who is also the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on House Services, said, “investments in healthcare, education and social protection are not just good for the individuals who directly benefit from it, but also good for the society’s growth and political stability.
“The free medical healthcare offered was borne out of my passion and commitment to put smiles on the faces of many people, especially, the vulnerable who are daily suffering in silence. The objective of the outreach is to bring healthcare services closer to the people in their community level at no cost.
“This free medical outreach, which is the second edition in less than one year, is going to continue as long as I am alive. It would even continue even after I am gone. It will be transformed to a foundation. It means that this free medical outreach will continue until we cannot find someone to reach out to.”
The lawmaker thanked Graceland Health Care Foundation for the collaboration, noting that the gesture was in fulfilment of his campaign promises.
The Senator representing Kaduna South Senatorial District, Sunday Marshall Katung, who was represented by Mr. Yohanna Allahmagani, congratulated Hon. Amos for achieving the feat and urged everyone to give the lawmaker maximum support to cater for more citizens with medical needs.
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman, Jema’a Local Government Area, Mr. Nathaniel Bawa, hailed Amos for investing in the health of the people, while he described the gesture as heart warming.
The Chief of Godogodo, Reverend Habila Sa’idu, while giving his royal blessing to the programme, on behalf of other traditional rulers, described the gesture as “uncommon”.