The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in Jos North, in Plateau, have conducted free medical outreach for 300 persons in Jos metropolis.
The corps members, who are members of the Peer Educators Trainers (PET), Community Development Service Group (CDS), provided the service on Wednesday in Jos. Mr Agune Teryange, the CDS Leader, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the medical outreach was conducted to create awareness on Hepatitis which was now becoming a silent killer and to enable people know their HIV status.
Teryange revealed that the group also conducted free malaria tests. He further said that those who tested positive to both the HIV and Hepatitis test would be counselled and referred to the Jos University Teaching Hospital for more action.
Mrs Tina Chung, one of the beneficiaries of the free medical exercise, told NAN that she was elated, saying that the exercise afforded her the opportunity of knowing her HIV and Hepatitis status. Similarly, Mr Austin Azi, expressed gratitude to the corps members for organising the free medical outreach, saying that the malaria test revealed he has malaria and drugs were also given to him free of charge.
BlossomNigeria commends members of the NYSC Corps for this noteworthy initiative. We ask them to keep up the good work.