From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
Ashmed Specialist Hospital, Kudenda in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna state, has offered free Vaccine to 1000 police officers and their relations.
The Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Patrick Echobu, disclosed this while speaking to the media yesterday.
According to him, the patients were freely screened and vaccines were administered to those of them who have Hepatitis and Yellow Fever.
He added that services were part of its Corporate Social Responsibility to the host community.
Dr Echobu further said the Nigerian Police, as an agent of security are doing much to secure lives and property in the state, hence, they need to be supported.
The Medical Director said the edifice offered certain services such as: modern medical service, surgery, gynecology, automated laboratory service and antenatal.
He however expressed dismay about the medical tourism embarked upon by Nigerians outside the shores of the country, saying some of the ailments could be treated within the country.
Dr Echobu, revealed that one of the cardinal points of his establishment is to reduce medical tourism by providing modern equipment and personnel.
“Last week someone billed for surgery in China was referred to us and we successful performed the surgery and he was discharged.
“I called on other professional colleagues to strive hard to reduce medical tourism. It is not an individual effort but joint efforts,” he said.
Speaking on the recent Lassa fever, Echobu said the best protection is personal and environmental hygiene. Rotary donates 26 paraplegic climbers to disabled persons
By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin
Rotary Club of New Benin district 9141, Edo on Thursday donated over 26 paraplegic climbers to people living with disabilities in Edo State.
The items comprise wheel-chairs, clutches; walking sticks were presented by the president of the district, Magdalene Odigie.
In a brief remark, Odigie said, “this gesture is part of Rotary Club humanitarian services. It is to help them in their daily activities.
“Most of them cannot afford them so we decided to help them in providing support,” she said.
Mr Ebose Henry, the Chairman, State chapter of the Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD) commended the club for the gesture, adding that the items would enable the beneficiaries move with easy.
“l appreciate this assistance from the Rotary Club of New Benin branch. The items will easy movement from one place to another,” he said.
Henry, however, appeals to government and other philanthropists to emulate the gesture to make life easier for the physically challenged persons in the State.