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NGO provides medical succour to Abuja community

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Teens Ambassador Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), on Saturday provided medical succour to some residents of Kado community in Abuja.

It was gathered that over 200 residents came out to examine themselves over various ailments, ranging from high blood pressure to hepatites, peptic ulcers among others.

Chinyere Donatus, mother to a child with down’s syndrome, said she had sought help for the basic health needs of her child, but because of financial challenges, she could not access the needed care.

She stated that she had looked for a foundation that could help the child but to no avail, stating that the foundation had been able to bring succour.

Also, Dr Samuel Munza, one of the medical officers, said that the foundation was screening residents for typhoid, blood sugar, diabetes among others, adding that all the medications for the various ailments were also available.

According to him, the organisation has come to reach out to all categories of people with regard to their health by attending to their basic health challenges, and we have the vaccines for all categories.

He said that the motive behind the outreach was to create awareness about the need for the downtrodden and the needy to always check their health status, and not only when they were down.

He said that the foundation’s aim was to reach out to the less privilege, adding that whatever the ailments were, the foundation would bankroll it, even beyond the outreach.

Similarly, Mr Paul Adewu, Director General, Teens Ambassador, said that the aim of the foundation was to compliment the governments effort in the health sector by helping those should who could not access healthcare.

He said that a lot was being put in place by the government, adding that spirited Nigerians should step in to assist the government to ensure the well being of the people.

“I am doing this out of community service and not out of any political gain, I am from Plateau State and not FCT, so this is purely my own way of giving back to the society,” he said.

Mr Ezekiel Musa, FCT, Commissioner for Public Complain Commission, commended the foundation, adding that its focus on helping the needy and the vulnerable in the society was quite commendable.

According to him, the government alone cannot meet up with the yearning and the challenges we have in the community as it concerns the health and welfare of the people.

He said that the commission would continue to partner such foundation and individual so that the plight of the vulnerable and the downtrodden would be uplifted.

Musa also said that he received complaints from residents of FCT everyday, especially the downtrodden, concerning their health and the infrastructure deficit in the FCT.

Chief Danlami Audu, the Chief of Kado Community, commended the foundation for providing the medical service, adding that a village like Kado definitely had vulnerable people.

He called on the government to intervene as the people had no money to access the requisite health facilities.(NAN)

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