The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has commenced medical outreach for host communities in Benue State as part of activities marking the 53rd Anniversary Celebration taking place in Makurdi. A two-day medical outreach was flagged off today in Akile Tyo-Mou community along Gboko road during which series of medical services including blood sugar test, eye test, dental check, blood pressure check and health enlightenment talks were provided free of charge. The Medical Team also rendered free treatments and administered drugs for the patients while those diagnosed with severe health conditions were referred to the 161 NAF Hospital in Makurdi for further treatment.
Speaking during the exercise, the Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the NAF Day Celebration, Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Isiaka Amao said that the aim of the medical outreach was to give back to the host community for accommodating and supporting the activities of the NAF over the years. AVM Amao maintained that the medical outreach would last for the period of the celebration and extended to other neighbouring communities.