Volunteer Medical Outreach Treats 650 Patients in Yobe Returnee Community
A team of 25 doctors and other medical personnel conducted successful surgeries, blood transfusions, emergency cases and general consultations for 650 patients at a medical outreach in Buni-Yadi, Yobe.
Dr Mohammed Goje, Chairman MaiGoje Foundation, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Damaturu.
He said the foundation, Smile Mission and Edushine organisation on Saturday, organised the outreach to provide healthcare service to the people.
According to him, the decision to organise the retreat is due to lack of health functional health institution in Buni Yadi since the residents returned after their displacement by insurgents.
Goje said the doctors came from Kano, Abuja, Lagos, Maiduguri and Damaturu to provide free medical services to the community.
He said the outreach attended to cases of gynecology, pediatrics, dental, Ear, Nose and Throat, and general ailments.
“The outreach came in unannounced with a plan to serve 300 patients but more than 1,000 patients turned out and we could only attend to 650 patients’’ he said.
Dr Goje said a comprehensive report would be submitted to government to consider other alternative options of providing medical service to the community.
NAN reports that residents of Buni-Yadi have appealed to Yobe government, the Presidential Initiative on North East and other non-governmental organizations, to reconstruct the general hospital in the area that was destroyed by insurgents.(NAN)