From Umar Danladi Ado, Sokoto
The Late Mallam Balarabe Aliyu Goronyo’s Family Initiatives in Kofar Bai,, Sokoto metropolis today sponsored a one-day free Medical Outreach for 500 Hypertension and Diabetes patients.
It could be recalled that , the family had in 2020 sponsored another free medical outreach which recorded no fewer than 700 persons with various eye ailments, including referrals and surgeries .
The invaluable gesture was conducted to further alleviate the sufferings of the less privileged persons in the state ,especially the elderly and other vulnerable persons from 30 years and above .
Speaking during the flag off of the exercise , a spokesperson of the family, Alhaji Halliru Balarabe Goronyo said that , arrangements have been made to provide free drugs , medical advice and referrals for all the targeted beneficiaries .
According to him, the family would shoulder the costs of any referrals , including surgeries for other identified medical cases like hernia. .
The Leader of the Medical Team conducting the exercise , Dr. Zubairu Abubakar stated that , it consists of Nurses, Hematologists and Laboratory Scientists .
” There are available drugs for all the targeted beneficiaries ,while the family will the further treatment and sugeries of all referral cases , as we have so far gotten some high malaria and two hernia cases,” he explained .
The Village Head of Shiyyar Galadiman Gari in Sokoto North Local Government, Alhaji Muhammad Bello Sodangi commended the family for coming to the aid of the less privileged persons in the state through the initiative .
The Chairman and Secretary of the Sokoto State Chapter of the Diabetes Asscoiation of Nigeria , Alhaji Muhammad Wakili and Hajiya Rashida Shehu Ambursa, respectively, commended the family for the gesture .