By Murtala Muhammad
Residents of Tafawa Balewa local government area of Bauchi state have turned out in their numbers to get tested for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis, genotype and Malaria.
The development is witnessed during medical outreach which targeted about five hundred people for the respective tests.
The outreach is part of this year’s World AIDS Day, organised by the State Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Malaria with support from USAID funded Breakthrough Action Nigeria and other partners.
In an interview with Radio Nigeria, some of the residents Malama Nabilatu Abdullahi and Umma Halliru of Bununu town said they were out and patiently waited for the health workers since 8:00am for them to know their health status.
The residents said they were informed through their husbands and announcements in worship places as well as town criers.
Malam Korau Direba and Musa Daura who acknowledged the importance of tests they were out for, however advised the organisers to always keep to time, for the invitees have sense of belonging.
They expressed appreciation to the organisers for identifying the local government for the conduct of the exercise.
Our Correspondent reports that the medical outreach was conducted in Bununu and Tafawa Balewa towns.