Rotary Club Donates supplements To 300 HIV Patients, De-worms 800 Pupils

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The Rotary Club of Tin City in Jos, District 9125, has donated 300 sachets of amino acids to  300 HIV/AIDS patients and de-wormed  no fewer than  800 pupils in Plateau.

The president of the club, Mr Yohanna Kingsley, said the gesture was part of activities to mark the Rotary Health Month on Thursday during the presentation.

He said the club donated the supplements to Olah Hospital in Jos North LG because of the fast growing rate of HIV infection in Sub-Saharan Africa and the hardship some patients were facing in accessing healthcare.

“The Amino acid supplements will boost the immunity of the patients and prevent them against further ailments,” he said.

The humanitarian club also de-wormed 800 pupils in Riyom Central Primary School in Riyom Local Government Area of the state and conducted medical checkups on 30 teachers from the school.

The Rotary official said children were their priority in medical check because these future leaders were the most vulnerable groups to diseases.

Kingsley said that the blood sugar and pressure tests conducted for teachers were necessary because they could only discharge their duties when healthy.

In his remarks, Mr Bitrus Manzere, the Head teacher of the school, commended the club for the kind gesture, saying that children could only perform well when they were in good health.

He called on the state government and well meaning individuals and organisations to assist the school in providing toilet facilities for both teachers and pupils.

Manzere said the classes were not adequate for the 800 pupils who usually squeezed themselves within the available classes to gain knowledge.

He said that more children were yearning to enroll but the school lacks the space.

John Pam, a nine-year-old pupil of the school lauded the club adding that the exercise would assist him and other to enjoy the yuletide.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the club had also awarded scholarships to 10 indigent students of the Home Economics Training Institute in the local government earlier in the year. (NAN)