The Kwara State AIDS Control Agency (KWASACA) said it tested Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) on Monday in Ilorin for HIV/AIDS and other medical conditions.
Mr Israel Adio, the Head of the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit of KWASACA, made this known while addressing the Wakilin-Hausawa (Head of Hausa community) in Zango area of Ilorin.
He explained that the intervention was part of activities by the agency to reach out to the less privileged in the state.
Adio stated that the health intervention rendered to the IDPs was divided into three stages, including HIV/AIDS testing, medical services and mental health services.
He noted that it was part of intervention of the agency to cater for all people in the state in terms of HIV/AIDS delivery services.
The KWASACA official explained that medical health workers were on ground to check the IDPs, diagnose and treat them of various ailments.
The Wakilin Hausawa in Ilorin, Alhaji Umar Abdullahi-Bakabe, commended the agency for the efforts.
He said that the IDPs needed assistance as they were faced with different challenges, including health.
Mrs Yaha Abdullahi, an IDP, said she had been having problems of tumour on her face with nobody to help her.
Abdullahi , therefore, expressed her appreciation for the intervention of KWASACA, which treated her and gave her drugs, saying it was lifesaving.
Another IDP, Malam Umaru Ilu, commended the agency, adding that they had not felt such assistance from anyone except now.
He commended the efforts of KWASACA for the medical outreach services provided to the IDPs.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the agency also distributed drugs, slippers, toiletries, detergent and food, among others.(NAN)