From David Hassan, Gombe
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has embarked on a four-day free medical mission for animal and man in Gombe state under its Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers.
The Director General of NYSC, Brigadier General Suleiman Zakari Kazaure flagged-off the activity at Sabon-Gari Nassarawo community in Gombe metropolis, saying that, “In this Initiative, we collaborate with the communities, local governments, to get to the grassroots, give hem health care delivery.”
“NYSC is full of abundance of human resource. We have the wherewithal in human resource – the manpower, what we lack is the materials.
“So it is in our character to collaborate with the government in the state to get this healthcare delivery to the rural areas, using our Corps members” he added.”
Chairman of Gombe Local Government, Sani Hassan Sarki Dogarai acknowledged that the dearth of health manpower, especially doctors informed their decision to cash in on the programme, which gulped N .5 million in both drugs and logistics.