Over two hundred residents in Edo State have benefited from the on-going free medical outreach by the National Agency for the Control of AIDS, NACA, in collaboration with the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Millennium Development Goals, MDGs.
According to an Assistant Director of NACA, Mr Daniel Ndukwe, the outreach was necessitated by high prevalence of the disease in the state and was designed to carry out enlightenment campaign to the doorstep of members of the public.
Mr Ndukwe said aside from HIV-AIDS, the beneficiaries would be treated for diabetes, hypertension, malaria and other infectious diseases while drugs would be given.
He urged Nigerians to always go for regular medical check-up and take advantage of free health programmes to ascertain their health status in ensuring prompt treatment.
Some of the beneficiaries in an interview with www.johnmayaki.com Bronze FM expressed appreciation to the Federal Government for the kind gesture.
According to them, the free health programme has helped those who could not afford it in hospitals know their health status, while also benefiting from free treatments.
The four day programme will end today 4th February, 2016.