NN @ 66: Eastern Naval Command offers Medical Outreach to 2,000 resident’s in Calabar

The Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital, Calabar, on Tuesday offered free medical services to more than 2,000 residents in Calabar,  Cross Rivers State as part of activities marking it’s 66th anniversary.
The medical rhapsody was held at Kasuk Qua Clan community in Calabar Municipality.
Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Eastern Naval Command, Calabar, Rear Admiral Ibrahim Dewu while inaugurating the medical rhapsody, said  it was part of the activities lined up to celebrate the  NN anniversary celebration.

The FOC who was represented by Commodore Martins Fakrogha, the Administrative Officer of the Command, said that the Navy was committed to improving the health status of members of its host community.

According to him, the medical rhapsody will also strengthen the existing civil-military relationship between the Navy and its host communities.

He explained that anyone discovered to have a serious ailment would be referred to the Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital for consultation

“The Nigerian Navy is carrying out this medical rhapsody in this community because we are committed towards improving the healthcare of our host communities.

“From today’s gesture, we are expecting to have about 2,000 beneficiaries.
We are rendering free medical consultations, eye checks and distribution of glasses, dental checks, laboratory services, free drugs, blood sugar test, hepatitis test, distribution of mosquito nets among others,” he said.

Rear Admiral Dewu urged members of the community to always report cases of insecurity to the Navy for prompt and timely response.

Also, a nursing mother, Ms Angela Ita, 34, who got free drugs and mosquito net, commended the Navy for the free healthcare service.

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