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Scores of residents living in Natsinta, on Tuesday, stormed the Nigerian Army Barracks, Katsina, where they were offered free medical care and drugs in commemoration of the 2019 Nigerian Armed Forces Remembrance Day.
The personnel of the Directorate of Health Management Limited, Nigerian Army, attended to the residents at the medical outreach pavilion set up for the exercise.
Many of the beneficiaries, who thronged the pavilion, were offered free medical advice, while some received analgesics, antibacterial and anti – malaria drugs.
Some also received mosquito nets, while others were screened for high blood temperature and diabetes
A DHM official, Musa Muktar, said the medical outreach was meant for ex – servicemen and their families, adding that the army had to open its doors to everyone who turned up as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility.
“The outreach is essentially to cater for the ex-servicemen and their families as well as for the widows of our departed gallant colleagues, but we had to open our doors to other people coming here .
“They are also Nigerians in need of medical attention and all the medical services we have rendered to them are free”, Muktar stated .
He could not, however, provide the number of beneficiaries, noting that this would be done after the exercise.
A beneficiary, Mary Ibe, said she did not pay for the anti – malaria drugs and the mosquito nets given to her and her two children.