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81 Undergo Surgery Through Dogara’s Medical Outreach

Posted: Apr 2, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)


Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu BAUCHI



Doctors on the Move Africa, currently in Bauchi for free medical outreach sponsored by Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, the Speaker of House of Representatives, has undertaken over 81 major and minor surgeries.

The doctors have operated on patients with cataracts, hernia, fibroids, glitter and other diseases.

While over 70 cataract patients had been operated upon, many others supplied with medical glasses, over 100 others are waiting for cataract surgeries.

Dr. Joseph Haruna Kigbu, Team leaders of the organisation, told newsmen in Bauchi on Friday that about 20 doctors and other health personnel from Bauchi State have joined the team of volunteers for the medical outreach due to influx of patients within the state and other neighbouring states.

He said: “The Programme was meant for patients from 20 Local Government Areas of Bauchi State but many other patients have been trooping in from Nasarawa and all other North Eastern states of Borno, Adamawa, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe and we have been attending to them.”

Dr. Haruna said more doctors and health personnel would be engaged in the state to meet the needs of the increasing number of patients seeking medical attention.

He enjoined patients and their relations to be patient assuring them that the team would make efforts to attend to them.

He said outreach which started on Monday, covers services such as out-patient consultations and drugs, diabetes and hypertensive screening, provision of reading glasses and cataract operations.

Others are general major and minor surgeries such as lipomas, hernia, fibroids, goiter as well as ultra sound scanning, HIV/AIDs, hepatitis screening and public health enlightenment