Hundreds of Lagos residents on Thursday received free medical check-ups and medication which included free drugs, free eye, HIV and dental services from the 561 Nigeria Air Force hospital medical team.
The free medical outreach programme, which held at the Sam Ethan Air Force base in Ikeja, was organized by the Nigeria Air Force in commemoration of its fifty-third anniversary. The main event of the anniversary held in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
It was gathered that the Chief of Air staff, Sadique Abubakar, gave the directive that free medical services be rendered to NAF’s host communities in furtherance of the commitment of enhancing civil-military cooperation.
David Babalola, a Wing Commander, said the programme holds periodically while insisting that every service rendered for the communities is free. The medical team comprises of pharmacists, dentists, medical lab scientists among others.
Mr. Babalola added that the free medical outreach is simultaneously happening in six other Nigerian Air force bases across the country as a way to show solidarity and commitment to civil-military cooperation.