In Kazaure Emirate: KHIP, AHDT-UK offer free medical services
By Our Reporter
As part of activities towards improving the health standard of the people, the Kazaure Health Improvement Project (KHIP) in collaboration with African Health care Development Trust (AHDT), UK has concluded a plan to offer free medical services to over 4,000 people in Kazaure Emirate.
Dr. Abubakar Muhammad Zubairu, Team Leader, AHDT, UK said the exercise was part of their social responsibility to the public, adding that the body is a non-governmental organization, established primarily to serve as charity organization by group of Nigerian doctors in Europe purposely to assist the public especially those countries in Africa that need free medical service.
He said, since the inception of the organization, it has provided humanitarian services to different parts of African countries to consolidate and compliment their governments’ efforts towards enhancing the quality of healthcare service to the public.
Dr. Zubairu, who revealed this to journalists in Kazaure recently, noted that the programme has made great impact on the lives of the people in Africa.
He said the team, which comprises of 32 doctors, nursing and non doctors, was expected to carry out seven-day free medical and surgical services in the area of cataract, surgery and general surgery such as hernia and medical cases including children.
He commended Kazaure Progressive Forum for organizing the event.
In his remark, Dr. Mustapha Hassan, Chief Medical Director (CMD), Kazaure General Hospital in Jigawa State, described the outreach as tangible and significant, adding that it was a complete package with a team of specialists assembled for different cases.
He said no amount of government effort in the pursuit of healthcare development would yield fruit if the stakeholders remain on the sideline or without recognition and active participation.
Dr. Hassan said about 200 people with eye problem would get free treatment and another 200 patients suffering from hernia were also expected to be freely treated during the exercise.
He said the free medical service has brought a relief to the people of the Emirate and beyond and the medical services were brought to their door steps free of charge.
On his part, the chairman of Kazaure Emirate Progressive Forum, Engr. Salisu Umar, expressed gratitude to the Emir of Kazaure, Alhaji Najib Hussain Adamu and Walin Kazaure, Alhaji Babangida Hussain for their unflinching support and untiring effort towards the success of the exercise.
He also thanked the state ministry of health and the management of Kazaure General Hospital for the role they played in ensuring the success of the programme.
He explained that the support they gained from the state government and stakeholders has enabled them to succeed in hosting the exercise.