The Nigerian Army on Thursday offered free medical services to no fewer than 4,000 persons in Birnin Yero community,Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The medical outreach was part of the Chief of Army Staff’s (COAS) First Quarter Conference and Combat Arms Training Week,2019.
It was organised by 1 Division of the Nigerian Army Kaduna in collaboration with Nigerian Army Medical Corps.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt–Gen. Tukur Buratai, led Nigerian Army Medical Team to the community on Kaduna-Zaria Road to provide the rural dwellers medical services.
The medical services covered gynaecology, distribution of treated mosquito nets and eye glasses, dental services, visual testing and diabetes screening.
Others were glaucoma, tuberculosis and hypertension screening as well as laboratory services and malaria treatment.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, District Head of Rigachikun, Malam Abdulrasheed Sani, thanked the Army Chief for the gesture and appealed for such to be replicated in neighbouring communities.
Sani attributed the peaceful coexistence being enjoyed in the community to the efforts of the 1 Division of the Nigerian Army Kaduna and urged them to sustain the tempo.