The National Youths Service Corps, NYSC, has appealed to relevant stakeholders to support the scheme in providing free health services for rural dwellers under its Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers programme.
The Lagos State Coordinator, NYSC, Mrs. Yetunde Baderinwa made the plea at the Swearing-in of the 2022 Batch “B” Stream two Corps Members posted to Lagos state held at the NYSC temporary Orientation camp,Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos.
Mrs. Baderinwa who also read the speech of the Director General, NYSC, Brigadier-General Mohammed Fada, at the event said since the launch of the NYSC Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers programme across the country, the Scheme had being able to offer free medical services to rural dwellers through its health care outreaches.
She explained that through the NYSC Health Initiative, the scheme had been able to give medical attention to rural dwellers through its medical team comprising Corps members from diffrent fields of medicine.
The NYSC Lagos State Coordinator, Mrs. Baderinwa said apart from giving free medical attention to the rural dwellers, free drugs were usually given to the people while those that required intensive medical attention were usually refered to general hospitals for proper treatment.
She therefore, appealed to phamaceutical companies and other relevant stakeholders to continue to support the Scheme by donating drugs and other medical facilities to NYSC so that it could continue to reach out to the rural dwellers under its Health Initiative which had being impactful over the years.
Mrs. Bolarinwa however, called on the 2022 Batch “B” Stream two Corps Members just posted to Lagos state to adhere strictly to Orientation camp rules and participate actively in all camp activities.
The Camp Director for the 2022 Batch “B” Stream two Orientation Course, Mrs. Joyce Madaki announced that so far, a total of Two Thousand and Ninety-five Corps members had been registered at the Orientation camp.
She however, announced that pregnant women, nursing mothers and those that were critically ill had been excused from the rigorous activities in the Orientation camp.
Mrs. Madaki urged the Corps members to be law abiding and take advantage of different vocational tranings that they would be exposed to during the three weeks Orientation course.
Justice Babatunde Kalaro later administered the Oath of Allegiance on the Corps members on behalf of the Chief Judge of Lagos State .