Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, flags-off free medical outreach

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Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, at the weekend, flagged-off free medical outreach and mass animal vaccination in his Yobe North Senatorial District, Yobe State.

The medical services include free eye care, surgery, gynecological checking and surgeries for families.

It also covers free veterinary services such as mass vaccination and treatment for cattle, sheep and goats.

Speaking at the flag-off ceremonies which held in four centers including his native home, Gashua, in Bade and Nguru Local Government Areas, Lawan said similar intervention took place last year August.

Lawan said the target for this year was to attend to 400 patients who are seriously in need of the intervention but he was later informed by the leading surgeon that there are almost 800 people who have been already screened and will require the intervention but half of whom were asked to come back next year because the target was 400.