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General News of Sunday, 21 February 2021

Source: The Nation

Yaroe treats 5,000 in 4th medical outreach

Senator Binos Yaroe of Adamawa Southern District has reached out to over 5,000 members of his constituency in his latest medical outreach.

The week-long medical outreach in Mayo Belwa headquarters of the Mayo Belwa Local Government Area, which began last Monday at the Cottage Hospital in the town, is the fourth free medicare intervention of the senator since his election in 2019.

Yaroe, who has become famous in Adamawa State for his medical outreach programmes across his constituency, told newsmen at the Mayo Belwa venue of the exercise that he felt compelled to bridge medical care gaps.

“We are doing this to bring qualitative and free healthcare to the doorsteps of the people,” he said, adding, “We have been bringing health intervention to people in the local government area because I believe in the good health of my people, especially those at the local level.

“We don’t have a good healthcare system in the country. In our public hospitals, you find that so many things are lacking. Somebody said way back, I think in 1993, that our hospitals had become mere consulting clinics. The situation has persisted till today. That’s why I take it upon myself to make a difference.”

Senator Binos Yaroe Medical Outreach has been taken to Demsa, Ganye, Guyuk and now Mayo Belwa, and Yaroe told newsmen that a total of 21,000 people had benefitted.

Coordinator of the medical outreach, Dr Talemoh Dah, who gave an overview of the Mayo Belwa intervention, said 25 doctors working with nurses and other healthcare volunteers have attended to over 5,000 patients in the course of the one week programme.

“We have seen so far over 5,000 people. The eye section has seen over 600 people and performed surgeries on 179 of them, who needed such process, and some 407 lenses have been distributed. That’s for eye care alone,” Dr Dah explained.

Sen Binos has indicated severally in the past that his outreach would go round to all the nine LGAs of his Adamawa South Senatorial District.

With four already reached of the nine local governments under Adamawa South Senatorial District, the senator’s sight would now be on the remaining five, namely: Numan, Lamurde, Shelleng, Jada and Toungo.

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