The Nigerian Navy, NNS Jubilee, Ikot Abasi has conducted free medical outreach for Ikot Ekpene Udo community in Nsit Ubium local government area of Akwa Ibom.
The outreach was part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to residents of the area.
Gov. Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom who flagged off the navy free medical outreach on Saturday, expressed delight at the gesture to the civilian populace.
Eno said the outreach at this time, would reduce the health burden on the people of Ikot Ekpene Udo community, as they would make good use of the opportunity.
“I thank the navy for having this village in mind. I am grateful for this gesture to the civilian populace.
“I am happy because you’re coming directly to my community and that shows that while I am busy for the state, some people are thinking about my people back home.
“I thank the Chief of Naval Staff for the show of love. We will continue to strengthen our bundle of friendship and maintain the cordial relationship we have had so far,” Eno said.
Eno urged the people to troop out to the centre and be examined , so as to receive proper medication.
Earlier, the Commander, NNS Jubilee, Commodore Madumom Ide said the navy had continuously executed programmes and projects every quarter in different communities as part of its corporate social responsibility.
The commander said that all the beneficiaries would be tested and equally receive treatment for malaria, typhoid, HIV, and high blood pressure, and people with eye impairment would be given free eyeglasses.
Ide said that Ikot Ekpene Udo was selected for this quarter to benefit from the NNS Jubilee free medical outreach as the yuletide season fast approached.
“For this quarter, we selected Ikot Ekpene Udo for the outreach. So, we are delivering free health services today,” Ide said.
One of the beneficiaries, Mrs Enoobong Effiong commended the navy for bringing the medical outreach to her community.
Effiong said that she had been tested for malaria and typhoid, and that medicines were given to her free for treatment.
Another beneficiary, Mr Udofia Joshua, said that he was tested for HIV and the result was negative as well as diabetes.
Joshua said that he was so happy with the gesture by the navy because the medical treatment would impact positively on the health of people in the community. (NAN)

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