Aftermath of the take-off of the Special Security and Training Operations in the South East code-named ‘Exercise Egwu Eke ll’, the 82 division of the Nigerian Army has commenced a medical outreach for the states that fall under the division.
Under the free medical support programmer, thousands of residents are expected to benefit from free eyes tests and surgeries, treatment for Malaria, high blood pressure tests, Sugar and Salt level teats, and others and will be treated by army medical personnel.
Towards this end, the General Officer Commanding 82 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Adamu Baba Abubakar has in line with the Chief of Army Staff Lt. General Yusuf Buratai’s directive, ordered for the commencement of provision of the first leg of free medical services to the people of Amaagu Local Community in Abakaliki Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
A statement by Colonel Sagir Musa, Spokesman of the div said, “The elaborately generous, one day exercise will start on Tuesday, 18 September, 2017 between 8am to 5pm, at the Adult Education Mass Literacy Centre, Nkwuagu primary School, Amaagu local community in Abakallki Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
“The medical outreach programme is part of the activities lined up for Exercise Egwu Eke ll, geared towards gaining the support and understanding of the locals to what the Exercise is all about.
“This will further consolidate on the existing cordial relationship between the Nigerian Army and the civil populace in the State.
He said, “A team of doctors, nurses and other medical attendants/staff from the 82 Division Medical Hospital and Services will be handy to provide immediate medical support and services in dental, laboratory, optometry areas, blood pressure measurement, among others.
“Similarly, free medicines, drugs, eye glasses and mosquito nets will be provided.
“Also children of various ages will be given deworming tablets”.
“The Chief of Army Staff Nigerian Army, Lt. General Buratai is expected to flag off the Free Medical Outreach in the area indicated.”
Deputy Director Public Relations 82 Division
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