One thousand people benefited from the medical campaign held in Luvu Madaki, as many were screened and treated for various medical conditions including Malaria/Typhoid, diabetes, peptic ulcer, urinary tract infections, hypertension, skin diseases and eye checkup. The team also provided free vaccination and treatment for Hepatitis to the beneficiaries.
Paul Adikwu, the Director General of TAF said that outreach was part of the NGO’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and was designed to reach all classes of people and the target was to cover 1000 recipients.
He stated that “We are here to treat them on different ailments and administer vaccinations for hepatitis.”.
“This is our first quarter medical outreach This for the year. We were here last year.
“We only gave medication for hepatitis patients but the vaccination was not introduced then.
“So, we introduced the vaccination and we felt it is only right we come here so they can benefit from the vaccination. And those that do not have hepatitis but wish to be vaccinated are free to do so”.
The Medical Coordinator of TAF, Dr Samuel Munza also said that the goal of the organization was to completely drive out hepatitis.
“Our goal is to drive out hepatitis. We are actually vanguards towards that.
“We cannot do everything but we are doing our best. When we screen them, for those that are positive we have liver supplements we give to them and counsel them.
“For those that are negative we give them the vaccines. We give them the immunization and ask them to come for the follow up dosage we always make it available.”
The medical intervention covered everyone including children.
One of the beneficiaries, a community chief, Salasi Ali said that this is not the first time for the team to visit their community, they were present last year he said, and they impacted their lives tremendously as their help will go a long way to improve the health of the people and lessen some of their financial burdens. He expressed gratitude to the team, especially the Director General of TAF, Paul Adikwu and employed him to continue in his good work.
Also, Chief Noah Danjuma, another community Chief exclaimed “We are happy for you bringing it to our community, it is of great help to us. We needed the intervention and we call for more of such interventions. We are happy to receive TAF and their efforts.”
David Maku, an 80year old man who got treated for cataracts thanked the TAF team, saying that he usually went to Keffi for his treatment, but because of financial constraint he has not been able to do any thing about it. He praised the organizers of this programme for the intervention stating that he is sure of seeing again.
Various beneficiaries expressed gratitude and called upon other NGOS to do more to help communities in need.
By Linda-Claudia Uke