At least 700 rural dwellers in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra state, Monday, benefitted from one day medical outreach organised by the state office of the National Youth Social Corps (NYSC).
The event, Health Initiative For Rural Dwellers (HIRD), held at the LG Secretariat, featured physiotherapy, medical consultancy, medical laboratory services, blood sugar test, drugs prescription and administration, among others.
The State Coordinator, NYSC, Mr Kehinde Aremu, said the initiative was aimed at providing quality healthcare services to rural areas not closer to teaching hospitals and other befitting health institutions available at cities.
Aremu, who said the NYSC medical teams included laboratory scientists, physiotherapists, pharmacists, doctors and others, assured that their medical personnel working or serving in the council area would continue the process thereafter including managing the patients they obtained their data accordingly.
On her part, the Assistant Director, NYSC Community Development Services, Mrs Benedith Nwokeke, charged residents of the Council Area to utilise the opportunity to find out their health status, as well as manage them well, because according to her, health is wealth.
Earlier, the Transition Committee Chairman, Ihiala Local Government Area, Hon. Jude Obi, represented by Secretary to the Council, Hon. Jerome Madu, commended NYSC for the initiative, assuring that Ihiala would give them maximum support and cooperation.