Nigeria: Air Force Deploys Medical Team to Niger

File: Nigerian military disaster relief team

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has deployed a team of medical experts to Zungeru in Wushishi Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State as part of humanitarian efforts geared towards alleviating the plights of the victims of the recent flood that ravaged the State.

The medical outreach, which has commenced is expected to cater to the health needs of about 5,000 members of the Zungeru community.

The NAF medical team was led by the Director of Public Health and Humanitarian Services, Headquarters NAF, Group Captain Azubuike Chukwuka.

Group Captain Chukwuka stated that the medical services that would be provided included health and visual acuity checks, de-worming of children as well as provision of prescription eye glasses, treated mosquito nets and required medication.

He said: “minor surgical procedures would be carried out for patients with surgical needs.”

It would be recalled that the NAF also recently held a special medical intervention in Shinkafi, Zamfara State, where about 4,600 Internally Displaced Persons, who were victims of armed banditry, benefited from medical care.