A 60 years old Hernia patient was among the over 5000 patients who benefited from the 2nd phase of the Free Medical Outreach sponsored by the Senator representing Adamawa Southern Senatorial Zone Sen. Binos Dauda Yaroe in Ganye Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
The 3 days Medical Outreach which took place at the General Hospital Ganye took car of medical consultations and treatment, General surgeries, Dental care, Optometric services, Laboratory services and Counseling to people from all walks of life.
Speaking at the end of the 3 days exercise the Federal Lawmaker explained that the free medical care was necessitated by the need for the intervention to be taken to other parts of the southern zone for more people to benefit after the maiden intervention in Demsa.
The senator mentioned a peculiar case of a woman who had persistent termination of pregnancy but was operated upon.
He stated that after the operation performed by his team of doctors, the woman gave birth to a healthy baby girl, stated that it is enough justification for the free medical care.
The lawmaker also narrated that it was easier and reasonable for him to provide adequate free health care service to thousands than to provide individual empowerment; added that it is actual empowerment.
In his own remarks, Dr. Jama Medan said a total of 50 medical personnel participated in the medical outreach, pointed out that the exercise was a huge success; as they attended to various illness like Optic, Dental as well as other major surgeries.
The Principal Medical Officer (PMO) General Hospital Ganye Dr. Nnebue Chinedu said the hospital which is the oldest in the area receives patients from neighboring local government areas even patients from Cameroon Republic.
While describing the intervention as timely, he pointed out that the people usually access medical attention after harvest and festive periods.
The Medical Practitioner enumerated some of the challenges been faced by the hospital to which include epileptic power supply, inadequate staff strength and equipments which will help them in rendering services to patients.
Some of the beneficiaries who spoke to newsmen commended Sen. Binos Dauda Yaroe for such an initiative.
Hureira Yuguda couldn’t hide her joy and was grateful to the Senator that relieved her of persistent stomach ache through surgery.
She appreciated Senator Binos for providing free medical care, stated that it had brought relief to the poor and elderly considering how much they would have spent to meet their health needs.
Another benefactor, Robinson Augustine said people of the area are delighted that they have benefitted from the outreach considering the economic hardship currently experienced by the people of the area.
“Thousands of people came for the outreach, may of us are farmers in this chiefdom and can’t afford to treat their illness but because of this intervention we were able to see doctors and even given drugs” he said
While assuring the Senator of heir unalloyed support and cooperation, he explained that it is the kind of intervention they desire from their leaders where many will be able to access free medical health care service.
Some of those who had major surgery included 60yrs old Halilu Aliyu who had hyena for over 10 years and was operated upon.