By Ishaq Hardawa
Bauchi State Government in collaboration with USAID Breakthrough Action Nigeria has conducted an integrated medical service in Ningi Local Government Area of the state to commomerate World Tuberculoses day.
Speaking during the commencement of the exercise, the consultant Risk Communication Community Engagement of Breakthrough Action Nigeria Hajiya Aishatu Abubakar said the aim of the exercise was to make medical services easily accessible to everyone at the same time.
Hajiya Aishatu Abubakar explained that the interventions include Tuberculosis screening and testing, HIV test, Malaria test, Covid-19 test and vaccination.
She express delight over the turnout of people of the area to access the services and how they conducted themselves.
“We utilized this avenue to reach as much people as possible, every year we conmomerate that to see things are being done and we have seen the impact especially in women because they are the ones left behind in accessing the services thank God they are here today to access the services as required” she said.
The Consultant Risk Communication Community Engagement advised people to always present themselves to health facilities in their domain whenever they notice any symptom that might be a TB one, to enable them access free medical intervention and treatment.
Speaking on behalf of the Ningi Emirate, the Dan’buram of Ningi, Alhaji Yusuf Yunusa commended the state government and Breakthrough Action Nigeria for the medical intervention and promised to always mobilize people whever the need arises.
Alhaji Yusuf Yunusa enjoined the beneficiaries to avail themselves the opportunity for their family’s wellbeing.
Some of the beneficiaries interviewed, Sha’aibu Rabo Sankara and Secretary ward development committee Ningi east, Kamilu Barau appreciated the gesture and appeal for more of such interventions.