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7 Div NAOWA Chairperson Embarks On Free Medical Outreach, Distributes Palliatives To Vulnerable Groups In Borno

By Ndahi Inusa, Maiduguri

IN preparation for the 2024 Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL), the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA), 7 Division Nigerian Army, Maimalari Cantonment has on Wednesday flagged of Free Community Medical Outreach at Shuwari Community of Baga Road in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.

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NAOWA also distributed food and non-food items to Orphanage Homes at Fatima Orphanage and Widows Educational Foundation Songhai and Joint Investigation Center (JIC), Giwa Barracks Maiduguri.

The Chairperson of the association, Hajiya Aishat Haruna said NAOWA decided to organize the free medical outreach, distribution of food items, lectures/enlightenment campaign on Environmental Sanitation and Hygiene in many communities to support and assist people improve their health, hygiene and environment.

In marking the 2024 NADCEL, she said NAOWA must contribute it quota to strengthen civil-military relations.

“We feel the medical outreach will go a long way in improving people’s health and also serve as a relief in this economic hardship.

“Likewise, providing food relief to the orphans and widows is also very important, and as mothers and women, we value and cherish supporting and taking care of our vulnerable groups, especially women and children” Aishat said.

She further explained that, as part of the 2024 NADCEL, NAOWA has set aside 3-day activities which kick- started last Friday with Jummaat Prayers at Maimalari Cantonment Central Mosque, with Inter- Denominational Church Service at Saint Bartholomew Protestant Church Maimalari Cantonment.

“We are also sensitizing people on personal hygiene, you know that we are in rainy season, and there are cases of Malaria and cholera. We have to take our personal hygiene serous by always washing our hands, clean our environment and sleep under mosquito nets”, she added.

In his welcome address, the Commander 7 Division Hospital, Col NL Musa Said the medical outreach consist of dental, eye care, blood pressure, blood sugar, Malaria among other diseases.

” We are also going to carry out sensitization on personal hygiene such as hand washing, cleaning your environment and sleeping under mosquito nets among other “, Musa added.

Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Modu Bulama thanked the NAOWA and Nigerian Army for the medical outreach.

He said ” you can see I just had an eye check up and I was given eye glasses free and many of our community members have also benefited from Malaria, blood pressure and sugar checks among other services.

Highlights of the occasion was a visits to Joint Investigation Centre (JIC) Giwa Barracks and Maternity Ward of 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital (DMSH) Maimalari Cantonment, both in Maiduguri.

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