ADAMAWA: Sen Bino’s offers free healthcare services to 10, 000 as Goron Sallah
The Periscope reporter
Sen Binos Dauda Yeroa, representing southern senatorial zone of Adamawa state, northeast Nigeria,
is offering free healthcare services to about 10, 000 beneficiaries as goron Sallah to his constituents.
The indigent beneficiaries of the Binos’ medical intervention in thousands, from about nine local governments areas that make up the zone, were Monday, seen trooping to LCCN Demsa Health Centre, to access free medical treatment that is billed to last for one week.
The medical mission has engaged the services of about twenty doctors and other professionals in various specialities; nurses, medical laboratory scientists, among others.
Speaking on the objectives of the medical mission, Binos said other than security, healthcare delivery service in the poverty, has a major challenge facing his constituency.
“One of the biggest challenges we are having in this country is the issue of infrastructure such as healthcare facilities and manpower.
“As you can see, people are suffering and this is one of the senatorial zones that have been ravaged by insurgency attacks and people do not have access to healthcare, so one of the things I thought of on assuming office is to organise a medical outreach in order to address the immediate needs of the people and the outcome as you can see is overwhelming,” Binos’ said.
Binos’ said he would collaborate with both the federal and state tiers of government to ensure there is an improvement in the budgetary allocations for the health sector to address Nigerians needs, while dispatching his duties as a legislator.
Binos’ said the medical mission “is an intervention I have conceived and funded and from the turn out, it is overwhelming and it shows that people are suffering.
“My plan is that in the future, we will put together something bigger and we are working on a plan to bring doctors from the USA and make it last longer may be for about two weeks.”
The leader of the medical team Dr.Talimo Wycliff Dar explaining the task ahead said, “We are here on the benevolence of Senator Binos Dauda Yaroe who has asked us, the implementing agencies, Soteria-Afrique Rural Healthcare Initiative and Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), to help his people in the provision of medical care including dispensing medication, treatment for common ailment, surgeries, among other medical care for this sallah week.
“It was something he had earlier thought to do for his zone, first of all to thank them and subsequently to implement same quarterly in their respective communities.
“We will be treating infectious diseases and if there are needs for test, it would be done, those requiring surgeries will receive it, those with eye problems, the opthalmologist will attend to them, those in need of counselling, will be counselled like HIV patients, among other variety of medical care that we will be providing.
“We will be attending to about eight thousand to ten thousand patients, perform surgeries on about five hundred people, distribute about five hundred glasses, about one hundred and fifty cataract surgeries will be performed in addition to other surgeries that will be done and about a hundred tooth cleaning extraction will be also be done, all these will be done, within the period of a week.
“About twenty doctors are on ground to provide these services, there are among them, consultant opthalmologist, gynaecologist, general surgeons, dentist, pediatric surgeon, among other experts here.
“We are also here with theatre nurses, other nurses in their special fields, we are also here with counsellors, pharmacists, laboratory scientists and dental therapists.
“The medical outreach covers the entire zone and I have visited all the local governments areas to intimate them of the outreach and the Senator had solicited with all the local government authorities to provide free transport to the center for all those intending to take advantage of the free medical treatment.
The beneficiaries, apparently indigent patients commended Sen Binos for the free medical mission.
“We are constrained by poverty, we couldn’t put medical bills to go to hospital far away from our villages, so we subjected our ailments to trado-medicine even though, we’re not unaware of its implications. It has justified that our choice for a worthy representative at the National Assembly isn’t regrettable,” Lawson Mamuno said.