Wife of the President Mrs Aisha Muhammadu has reiterated resolve to continue to compliment efforts aimed at providing adequate healthcare service to all categories of Nigerians for improved quality of life of the people .
Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari stated this in Abeokuta at the flag off of free medical screening exercise in partnership with a non governmental organization ,CRY FOR HELP INITIATIVE .
She said that the free medical exercise was targetted at those groups of Nigerians who were in hard to reach areas and the economically disadvantaged class to benefit for enhanced living conditions .
The wife of the President emphasised that her initiative Tagged Future Assured has accorded great attention to the plight of women and children in which series of intervention was conducted in various parts of the country to mitigate their health challenges .
She said of the program “This exercise again is not about how many people are in need of this service, but it is about how many people will benefit from this exercise and how many will know that this is a reminder on the importance of regular medical checkups”.
Mrs Buhari who was represented by Her Personal Physician Doctor Muhammed Kamal said the initiative will impact positively on the beneficiaries and contribute to the attainment of standard of the World Health Organization vision which aims to eliminate major causes of all preventable and treatable blindness as a public Health issue by the year 2020.
She used the platform to commend the partners CRY FOR HELP ORGANISATION for its effort and supportive roles while challenging other relevant stakeholders to align with the practice of frequent but free medical intervention to the public to minimize health challenges .
Over three Thousand (3000) aged men and women including youths assembled for the exercise which examined the beneficiaries on the status of their blood and sugar as well as eye and dental conditions .
Free Eye glasses and drugs were given to those who have been diagnosed and others who require more treatment have been referred to tertiary health providers.