No fewer than 10,000 patients in Adamawa South Senatorial district got free medical treatment sponsored by the senator representing the zone, Binos Yaroe.
Speaking at the flagging-off ceremony of the exercise in Demsa town LCCN Referral Centre,Yaroe said it is part of his campaign promises to always support the underprivileged in his constituency who have health problems.
Yaroe urged the affected patients to remain organized as they will surely be attended to as the medical outreach was slated to last for one week.
The senator assured the constituents that he will soon convene a bigger medical outreach that will last for two weeks which will draw doctors from USA and other parts of the world.
He vows to put his best to attract funding to the health sector because of its relevance and importance to the people.
In his remarks, the Team Leader of the medical team, Dr Talemoh Wyclffe, said the exercise funded by the senator would be handled by Soteria-Afrique Rural Healthcare Initiative in collaboration with Christian Broadcasting Network.
Wycliffe said about 10,000 patients were expected to be attended to within one week by the medical team comprised of 20 medical doctors alongside nurses and other medical scientists.
“We hope to operate between 400 to 500 people withing the week, and ailments to be attended to include common ailments and things like eyes and tooth problems.
“We also have counsellors to counsel people that need counselling.”
Wycliffe urged local government chairmen in the nine local government areas that made up Adamawa South Senatorial Zone to compliment the gesture by the senator by providing vehicles to convoy patients in their areas to come and assess the free treatment.
A patient Mr. Sunday Tadaguronno who was visibly happy with the development was full of praises for the senator who he said saved his life.
“This is one of the best things to happen to me as I have been contending with health challenge for long but due to dearth of funding, I could not attend to it.
” May God continue to bless the senator with health, long life and wisdom for the benefit of all,” Tadaguronno said.