Hundreds of people from the five local government areas of the Northern part of Adamawa State have gathered to access free medical care at the Mubi General Hospital.
In a press statement signed by the Special Assistant to the Governor on media and publicity Macaulay Hunohashi said that the five days free medical care, which was made possible by Presidential Committee on North-East Initiative in collaboration with Pro-Health International for Africa and the Adamawa state government, has eighty two medical doctors and pharmacists attending to those in need of medical care.
Speaking to journalists after going round to see for himself the kind of health service being rendered, the Governor of Adamawa State, Sen Mohammed Umar Jibrilla Bindow, explained that the gesture is the effort of the Federal government that has done well in improving security in the North East.
The governor described the zone as the most vulnerable in view of the devastation by insurgents.
He assured that, “the team of doctors will also offer similar medical care to the Central and Southern Senatorial zones of the state”.
While stressing that the effort will also compliment the state of emergency declared in the health sector, Governor Jibrilla appealed to the doctors to add more days to enable more people benefit from the exercise.
In a remark, the Senator representing the northern zone, Binta Masi Garba said the present health care delivery would meet the health needs of the people.
She commended Governor Jibrilla for embarking on people oriented projects, adding that the people of the area will support his bid for second term.
Emir of Mubi, Alhaji Abubakar Isa Ahmadu, said Mubi has been transformed by the governor-led administration, “that is why our support for him is massive”, he concluded.
Speaking on behalf of the medical personnel, Pharmacist Juliet Hananiya, Who is also the project coordinator, said they are passionate in providing healthcare to the people, emphasising that the gesture is also an indication of the love the present administration has for the people of Adamawa State.