Gwagwalada chair’s adviser on women affairs offers free medical test, deworms 150 kids
By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.
Hajiya Samira Yashi, the special adviser on women affairs to the chairman of Gwagwalada area council of Abuja, Alhaji Abubakar Jibrin Giri, flagged off free medical test for women and deworming of 150 children in the area.
Speaking during the exercise, which held at Anguwar Dodo primary healthcare center on Saturday, Yashi said the exercise is being carried out through the women affairs office in collaboration with Business And Professional Women International Satellite chapter, Abuja.
She said her desire to embark on the free test and deworming of over 150 children in the area was to assist the less privilege ones especially those who are facing one health challenges or the other.
She stated that the free medical test will cover100 women while 150 children are to be dewormed during the exercise, even as she said she intend to extend the exercise across ten political wards of the council.
Yashi, who also used the occasion of the free medical exercise to empowered 52 women who are petty traders in the area, saying she decided to support the women with a token to enable carry out their petty trading in the market.
She, therefore, commended the chairman of the council, Alhaji Abubakar Jibrin Giri for his support that enable her embark on the exercise, while calling on other appointed chairmen’s aide to emulate her in supporting those facing health challenges.
Also speaking, the FCT chapter president of Business And Professional Women International Satellite, Dr Olubukola Dosunmu, said the free medical outreach was concentrated on women and children alone, in which she said over 152 children were dewormed and given vitamin A dozes.
She added malnutrition screening were also carried out for about 50 children, through checking of their heights and weights, adding that diabetes test and other ailments test were carried out on 100 adults women in the area.
“And aside that, we also carried out test to check their sugar level and blood pressure. But ideally on a high scale programme, we will be going to other wards across the council where we will carry out eye sight screening and among sicknesses, She said.