Internationally displaced persons at the Malaysia IDP Centre in Abuja are clamoring for a free medical centre at their camp due to their inability to access urgent medical care when needed.
They made the call at the flag-off of the 2023 edition of the NYSC Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers
The Initiative is in keeping with the NYSC’s resolve to enhance healthcare delivery for Nigerians.
The NYSC Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers was conceptualised in 2014, as a programme designed to provide accessible, free and timely health care interventions to Nigerians especially rural dwellers.
It complements the efforts of government at tackling the health challenges of the indigent rural dwellers by taking quality health care service directly to their doorsteps.
Under this programme, the scheme deploys the expertise of corps medical personnel such as Doctors, Pharmacists, Nurses and Laboratory Scientists to render primary health care services to its rural communities.
The scheme is flagging this year’s edition in Abuja with a free medical checkup for internally displaced persons at the Malaysia IDP Centre even as their partners promise more collaboration for the scheme.
Ahmed Ibrahim is the secretary of Malaysia IDP Centre.
He narrates the difficulties he and other IDPs go through to get medical care.
He calls on the government to consider their plight and provide a free medical center for easy accessibility.
The intervention which is a quarterly programme will last for five days and It is done simultaneously nationwide.