The Eggon Youths Movement (EYM), Nasarawa state said that no fewer than 1000 persons from Akwanga Local Government Area, have benefitted from its free medical outreach.
Mr. Peter Yohana, EYM Chairman, Akwanga branch, disclosed this on Wednesday to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Akwanga.
He said that the services included free testing, counseling and treatment on hepatitis, B and C, HIV, blood pressure and sugar, among others.
Yohana said that the free medical services was to assist the needy by bringing healthcare services closer to them to further improve their health and standard of living for the overall development of the country.
“The aim of this association is to promote peace, unity among Eggon youths and their neighbour and also to assist the needy if the need arises, hence the need for the gesture.
“The medical outreach was also designed to assist poor Nigerians especially residents who do not have the means to access medical care.
“It is also to educate and sensitise the members of the public on the need to take their health with all seriousness; because a healthy nation is a wealthy nation,” he said.
Yohana advised that people should always give adequate attention to their health by going for regular medical check-up.
He restated his commitment to continue to initiate good policies and programmes that would promote peace and have direct bearing on the lives of the members of the association and other Nigerians.
He also called for peaceful coexistence among the people of the state and urged the youths to be law abiding and respect constituted authorities.