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NACA gives free medical care in Ekiti

Residents of Shomolu, Lagos State benefitting from free four-day medical care programme organized by the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), which ran from Monday December 14 to Thursday December 17, 2015 at strategic locations within the Shomolu Local Government Area (LGA). PHOTO: VICTORIA NJOKU

Residents of Shomolu, Lagos State benefitting from free four-day medical care programme organized by the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), which ran from Monday December 14 to Thursday December 17, 2015 at strategic locations within the Shomolu Local Government Area (LGA). PHOTO: VICTORIA NJOKU

The National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA) has disclosed that it has begun to give free medical care to Nigerians as new method of further reducing the spread of HIV and AIDS in the country.

A Senior Programme Officer with NACA, Mr Ola Ojo made the disclosure at Ikole-Ekiti headquarters of Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State at a Free Medical Programme organized by the agency.

He said NACA organized the free medical outreach, in collaboration with SURE P so as to increase access by Nigerians to HIV counseling and testing as well as act as linkage of positive clients to treatment.

Besides, he said the exercise covers 20 states and FCT, with Ekiti State alone, having 5,000 residents as beneficiaries of the free medical outreach.

He listed areas where the people of the state were to receive free medical attention to include free blood
pressure test, blood sugar check, doctor counseling, medical advice, referrals as well as free dispensing of prescribed drugs.

One of the beneficiaries of the free medical exercise, Mrs Funmilola Bello expressed gratitude to the federal government for approving such project for NACA.

She was of the opinion that the gesture would save many from untimely death.

Another beneficiary, Mr Dolapo Osayomi pleaded with NACA  to extend the programme from its initial two days  so as to enable more families benefit.

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