About 2,500 people of Zariagi/Kabba junction in Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi State have benefited from a free medical outreach.
At the outreach, medical personnel attended to them on various heath challenges.
The free medical outreach, which was jointly organised by National Agency for Control of Aids (NACA) and Centre for Health Education, Economics Rehabilitation and Social Security (CHEERS) is expected to last four days in Adavi and Lokoja Local Government Areas of the state.
In his opening remarks on Monday, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Health Matters, Dr. Stephen Olorunfemi, addressed the people on what the programme was all about and how it would go a long way in assisting the less privilege in the area.
The Team Leader, Mr Peter Shakari, who spoke to reporters, noted that the free medical outreach would afford the people of the area the opportunity to know their HIV/AIDS status, sugar and blood pressure level
The Representative of the Kogi State Agency for Control of Aids (KOSACA), Mrs Zainab Lawal, also told reporters that the programme was aimed at detecting people who have just been infected with diseases.
The programme will continue in Adankolo in Lokoja Local Government Area of the State.
Credit: Channels Television