The National Youths Service Corps, NYSC called on relevant stakeholders to support the program by providing free health services to rural dwellers through its Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers program.
Lagos State Coordinator, NYSC, Ms. Yetunde Baderinwa pleaded during the swearing in of 2022 Group ‘B’ members, two corps members assigned to Lagos State, held at the NYSC Temporary Orientation Camp, Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos.
Ms. Baderinwa, who also read the speech by NYSC Chief Executive Brigadier General Mohammed Fada, said at the event that since the launch of the NYSC Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers across the country, the program has been able to provide free medical care services to people in rural areas through its health care programs.
She explained that through the NYSC Health Initiative, the program has been able to provide medical care to people in rural areas through its medical team made up of Corps members from different fields of medicine.
NYSC State Coordinator in Lagos, Ms. Baderinwa said that in addition to providing free medical care to people in rural areas, people were usually given free medicine while those in need of intensive medical care were generally referred to general hospitals for appropriate treatment.
She therefore called on pharmaceutical companies and other relevant stakeholders to continue to support the program by donating drugs and other medical facilities to the NYSC so that it can continue to reach people in rural areas as part of its health initiative that has had an impact over the years.
However, Ms. Bolarinwa called on the Group 2022 “B” members who have just been posted to Lagos State to strictly adhere to the orientation camp rules and actively participate in all camp activities.
The Camp Director for the 2022 Second Group “B” Orientation Course, Ms. Joyce Madaki, announced that so far, a total of two thousand ninety-five corps members have been enrolled in the camp. ‘orientation.
However, she announced that pregnant women, nursing mothers and those who were seriously ill had been exempted from the rigorous activities of the orientation camp.
Ms. Madaki urged members of the Corps to abide by the law and take advantage of the various professional trainings they would be exposed to during the three-week orientation course.
Justice Babatunde Kalaro later administered the Oath of Allegiance to Corps members on behalf of the Chief Justice of Lagos State.
Reporting by Kikelomo Ifekoya, editing by Omotola Oguneye