The wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, through her NGO “Future Assured Initiative”, on Thursday flagged off her free medical services for 3,000 women, children and the aged in Zamfara.
Aisha Buhari, who was represented by the Coordinator of the project, Mrs Zuwaira Gambo, said in Gusau that the project was aimed at providing free and improved health services for the vulnerable groups.
She said that is was also aimed at assisting the Federal Government in addressing the health problems affecting women and children.
The 3,000 beneficiaries of the prgramme were from the 14 local government areas of the state.
She commended the efforts of the wife of the state Governor, Hajiya Asma’u Abdul’aziz-Yari and the state Ministry of Health for their support to the programme.
She urged the beneficiaries to cooperate with health personnel in the state to ensure the success of the programme.
The wife of the president said the NGO had launched similar programme in other states across the country.
Hajiya Abdul’aziz-Yari thanked the wife of the president for initiating the project, saying that it would assist the people of the state.
In his remarks, the state Commissioner of Health, Alhaji Sulaiman Gummi, also thanked Buhari for her intervention, describing it as timely and a welcome development.
Gummi said the state government in collaboration with some development partners had been making efforts to improve health care delivery in the state.
The free medical outreach would provide assistance to patients with high blood pressure, eye problems, diabetes and children in need of de-worming.