OiThe First Lady, Hajia Aisha Buhari has donated an Ultra-Modern Mobile Clinic to the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC to support the Scheme in providing quality healthcare through its Community Development Services.
During the Inauguration in Abuja, the First Lady, appealed to Federal and State Legislators to include provision of drugs, other medical consumables and logistics for the NYSC Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers as part of their constituency projects.
The NYSC Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers, HIRD, was introduced in 2014 as a platform for the Scheme to complement the efforts of the Government in the provision of free and quality health care services to Nigerians, especially the indigent members of our rural communities.
Hajia Aisha Buhari, represented by wife of Nasarawa State Governor, Hajia Salifat Abdullahi Sule said, if legislators consider healthcare as one of their constituency projects, it would boost healthcare services the Scheme renders to their constituents.
Wife of the President called for free and quality health services to Nigerians.
The Director General of the Scheme, Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim said the HIRD programme brings together Corps
Medical Doctors, Optometrists, Pharmacists, Nurses and other health specialists who engage sensitization, free consultation, diagnosis, treatment and referral.
The Director, Community Development Service and Special Project, Alhaji Abdulrasak Salawu said Corps members in the HIRD had provided services which include: treatment for malaria, Hepatitis, Cataract, Hypertension, Diabetes, Maternal Healthcare, Anemia health failure, Skin diseases, and Typhoid.
He said that other Community Development Services had added value to the society through Digital skills, Education, Construction, Agriculture, Advocacy/Campaign and Sensitization and promotion of Government policies.