By Amos Tauna
Ahead of International World Health commemoration, a Kaduna State based famous Womenhood foundation northeast Nigeria, diagnosed ex- servicemen on Thursday free of charge on various ailments.
The World Health Organisation(WHO), has set 7th April of each year as the day for world health commemoration.
The excise held at the Secretariat of the ex-servicemen situated at Mando in Igabi local government area of Kaduna state Northern Nigeria
The Director of the Foundation, Nuradeen Bello, said,”We come to a stage that the dignity of the ex-servicemen must be recognised, and that is why we bring these services to your door step.
“We will try to check your oral cavity because with age, you may be facing various diseases.”
Also in his lecture, Maharazu Abdullahi, urged them to regularly check their teeth, especially to avoid hilitoses.
Speaking, the founder and Chairperson of the Foundation, Haj Maryam Abubakar, said, “My late biological father Garba Ila was an ex- serviceman and I feel it is necessary to come to your aid, through our services.
“You are the reason why we are here because you have sacrificed for Nigeria survival, and without peace we would not have been here today. Therefore, we are here with our team of doctors and other health practioners to give free medical diagnoses and donate other gift items in appreciation to their various contribution to the nation.
“You are not supposed to be neglected considering the role you played in keeping Nigeria one. You are our heros, now that you are old, we decided to come and support you and encourage you and give you various health advices so as to keep you strong and healthy”
“There is urgent need for the federal government to come to you aid, especially by paying your pension as at when due.
“We will partner with you, we are also ready to offer scholarship to your children so that they will study at our School of Health Science free of charge.”
The Theme of this year world health day, ”Campaign against Depression”
Earlier, the state chairman of the ex-servicemen Welfare Association, Warrant Officer Yusif Usaman, said, “This is the first time that an NGO is coming to render free health care to us, I must confessed that this humanitarian service to us today is the first of its kind since the establishment of our association 2002.
“We really appreciate and we are very grateful for this gesture.”
Some of the free services rendered to the ex- servicemen were blood pressure, Malaria treatment and free treated Mosquito nets was
distributed to the ex-servicemen.
Most of the veterance expressed satisfaction and call on more NGOs,/CSO and wealthy individuals to assist them in the education of their children in view of the various contribution each one of them have done to make Nigeria great today