Abuja NMA Offers Free Medical Services To Chibiri Community
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The FCT chapter of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) provided medical services to over 1000 people in Chibiri Ward, Kuje Area Council of Abuja.

Concise News gathered that this was part of activities to mark its 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Scientific Conference.

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The Chairman of the FCT chapter of the association, Dr. Philips Ekpe, said in Chibiri during the medical outreach that the body chose the community following media reports that people in the area were in dire need of medical attention.

He said the reports indicated that Chibiri community would not accept medical doctors to give them injections, especially when their children were convulsing.

He, therefore, noted that the NMA outreach in the community was to educate the people about their basic health needs and hygiene.

He said, “we will also take our report to the FCT Department of Health and Human Services Secretariat so it can beef up primary health care services in the community.”

Ekpe said that the outreach focused on general medical care; the general out-patient department was seeing different ailments such malaria, typhoid fever, hypertension and diabetes.

“The medical team is also carrying out cataract surgery and by the end of the exercise, we are expected to do about 50 surgeries and give the patients glasses.”

He urged health authorities in the FCT to improve services to the community, saying that the outreach recorded impressive turnout.

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