1,000 slum dwellers receive free medical care

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Over 1,000 residents of Ajegunle in Ijora Badia, a Lagos slum community on Tuesday benefitted from free medical outreach organised by the Naval Training Command (NAVTRAC).

The outreach which was part of the Nigerian Navy’s (NN) end of year activities, targeted indigent persons of all age groups, including children from two-years and above who were de-wormed by naval health  specialists.

The Nation reports that persons aged 30 years and above, had their blood pressure and blood sugar checked. There were general consultations, health talks, eye screening and treatment, diagnoses for various ailments as well as distribution of insecticide treated mosquito nets to pregnant women.

Launching the outreach at Ladejobi area of Ajegunle, the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) NAVTRAC Rear Admiral Stanfford Enoch said the exercise was to assure the people of the service’s love and care for them.

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