NYSC launches Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers

NYSC launches Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has launched its phase II Edition of the 2021 Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD).

Declaring the exercise open, at Doho, Kwami Local Government Area of Gombe State, Noth East Nigeria, the Director-General of the NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, said the one-week medical outreach would feature sensitisation on disease prevention and care, diagnosis, referrals and administration of drugs to beneficiaries in rural communities.

He maintained that driven by the Scheme’s determination to deepen the impact of its Healthcare services, Management of the NYSC launched the NYSC HIRD in 2014; a platform for contribution towards promoting the well-being of indigent persons at the grassroots by granting them easier access to free and quality healthcare.

According to the NYSC Boss, two million persons have been attended to by the NYSC Medical teams in the HIRD platform.

The Director-General also solicited the support of Corporate bodies and well to do individuals towards actualising plans of setting up mobile clinics for wider outreach.

Meanwhile, the Executive Chairman, Kwami Local Government Council, ably represented by Alh Mohammed Musa Kwami commended the efforts of NYSC Management for the sustenance of the HIRD programme and ensuring that Rural Communities benefit enormously through Corps medical personnel.

The Primary Healthcare Coordinator, Kwami Local Government Area, Umar Musa Dirri appreciated the NYSC scheme for the programme and called on the good people of Doho Community to take advantage of the outreach.

“We cannot thank NYSC enough for this exercise.

We will all agree with me that health is wealth and we must not take lightly this beautiful innovation,“ he maintained
The Chairman Kwami Development Association, Professor Shuaibu Umar expressed his profound gratitude on behalf of the good people of Doho for the rare privilege to be part of the phase two HIRD.

He appreciated His Excellency Governor of Gombe State, Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya for his policy on Healthcare delivery by renovating health facilities in the nooks and crannies of Gombe State and his support to the NYSC on the Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers Programme.

The State Coordinator was represented by Mrs Beulah Stella Gokum, Assistant Director Human Resource Management
About two hundred and fifty beneficiaries were attended to on day one of the exercise.

NYSC launches Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers

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