Wife of Nigeria’s President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has flagged off a three-day free health screening programme in Nasarawa State.
The medical outreach was launched on Monday under the auspices of ‘Future Assured Initiative’ to cater for women and children with various health challenges.
The programme was in collaboration with the wife of the Nasarawa State Governor, Mairo Al-Makura.
It complements the efforts of the state government in providing adequate health care service to the people.
A representative of the President’s wife, Grace Shamma, said that the poor health condition of women and children prompted Mrs Buhari’s decision to organise the screening.
According to Mrs Shamma, she maintained that it was only a healthy population that could drive the economy.
While appreciating initiative of the wife of the President, Mrs Al-Makura called on the Nasarawa State Governor to do more for the people with critical health challenges, especially the silent killer diseases.
In his response, Governor Tanko Al-Makura thanked Mrs Buhari for choosing the state for such outreach program, appealing to the beneficiaries to comply with the instructions given to them.
The outreach program was organised to screen women and children, including men for hypertension, diabetes, breast and cervical cancer, hernia, lipoma and cataract often referred to as ‘silent killer diseases’.
The organisers of the programme assured individuals found positive of various ailments of immediate treatment.
They added that cryotherapy services would be offered to women with cervical problems and there would be referrals and follow ups where the need arises.
The health screening, which is being organised in the six Nigeria’s geo-political zones, is targeting women and children with very severe medical conditions.