Rotary Clubs of Kaduna hold medical outreach for 3,000 people

The Rotary Clubs in Kaduna state have organised medical outreaches for 3,000 beneficiaries including the elderly and women to test and screen, with doctors to prescribe treatment and nurses to provide them with drugs for various ailments. The Rotary Clubs involved include Rotary Clubs of Kaduna, Kawo, Kakuri, Barnawa, Gold, Metro, Gonin Gora and Queen.  Kaduna State Coordinator, Rotary Family Read More The post Rotary Clubs of Kaduna hold medical outreach for 3,000 people first appeared on Blueprint Newspapers Limited: Breaking news happening now in Nigeria and todays latest newspaper headlines.

Rotary Clubs of Kaduna hold medical outreach for 3,000 people

The Rotary Clubs in Kaduna state have organised medical outreaches for 3,000 beneficiaries including the elderly and women to test and screen, with doctors to prescribe treatment and nurses to provide them with drugs for various ailments.

The Rotary Clubs involved include Rotary Clubs of Kaduna, Kawo, Kakuri, Barnawa, Gold, Metro, Gonin Gora and Queen. 


Kaduna State Coordinator, Rotary Family Health Days, Rotarian Juliet Azubuike said the medical outreaches are taking place over two days in the northern and southern parts of the Kaduna metropolis, adding that they are sponsored by Rotary for Family Health and AIDS Prevention and other donor agencies. 

She expressed gratitude to the Ministry of Health Kaduna state and the executive secretary, Kaduna State Primary Healthcare Development Agency for their support. 

“This is one of the Rotary free medical outreaches for the less privileged aimed at ensuring that beneficiaries know their health status. We are offering other services, there is sanitary towels for girls and mosquito nets for pregnant women. 

“We are offering HIV test, blood sugar screening, hepatitis B screening, Covid-19 test and vaccination, malaria screening, blood pressure screening and body mass index. We target 3,000 beneficiaries both at Hakimi office (district head office) at Magajin Gari and Barnawa Primary healthcare center. We want better health for our people, we want people to know their health status and to guide them on how to live better live,” she said.

For the Site Coordinator for Rotary Family Health Days, Hajiya Rabi Saulawa, there are plans to increase the frequency of the outreaches from annually to thrice in a year to ensure that it reaches more beneficiaries.

“The medical outreach is part of Rotary Health Week to assist government in catering for the health of the populace. The beneficiaries will be tested or screened, they would see a doctor with their results to prescribe drugs for them, then they will see a pharmacist who will give them drugs all free. 

“For the diseases whose drugs are not available, we will recommend where they can go to see doctor and get drug. Rotary Club does the medical outreach annually but in Kaduna, we want to do it every four months. We are giving back to the society and assisting government with healthcare. Since Rotary International is all about humanitarian works, this is another way to let people know this is what Rotary does, free medical test and treatment,” she said.

The Bunu Zazzau and District Head of Kaduna Doka, Alhaji Bala Mohammed Tijjani, who hosted the outreach, thanked Rotary Club International for bringing such a laudable programme to his community. 

“I’m delighted that some segment of the society showed concern and care about the health of their fellows, which is pleasing. It will have tremendous impact on the populace. There are various medical tests that are being run, diagnoses then there is line of care and medication. Members of public who cannot afford simple ailment treatment can get treatment here,” he said.



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