Maryam Aminu, Abuja
The National Senior Citizen Center in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs has staged a one-day medical outreach for older persons in Karu village, AMAC Area Council, FCT in Abuja to commemorate the International day of older persons on Saturday.
The Director-General of NSCC, Dr. Emem Omokaro stated that the centre is always concerned about the well being of senior citizens.
“Gone are the days when older persons were neglected and they had to beg because their health deteriorates. We are here to fix the health challenges “, she added.
Emem noted that the medical outreach is centered on attending to some of the health challenges of senior citizens for free.
“We crave for sustainability and as such we are extending hands of partnership in order to continue with a program like this, not just in Karu but across every village that has older persons across the nation”, Emem added.
The representative of the Permanent Secretary, Humanitarian Affairs, Kuliya Mansur, who is the acting Director Social Development appreciated the participants for coming out in their numbers.
He further urged the participants to give their support in all forms in order to ease the work of the doctors and nurses that are there for them.
Dr. Felix Oyare, a public health physician thanked the participants for coming out to make the outreach possible and urged them to maintain orderliness to ease their work.
Dr. Felix added that “we are here because we want you to have knowledge of modifiable factors to be stronger and healthier as you live long.
“With this outreach henceforth you will watch your health and diet”, he concluded.