By Nuella Jacobs
A free medical outreach has been organized for Cross Riverians to avail themselves of the opportunity of getting diagnosed and treated in honor of the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP his Excellency Atiku Abubakar (GCON) and members of the Presidential Campaign Council.
The medical outreach was done at the U. J Esuene stadium Calabar, when the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Atiku Abubakar held his presidential campaign rally in Cross River State.
Activities included, breast and cervical cancer screening which was done in a private set up with over one thousand women benefitting, high blood pressure check, blood sugar test, hepatitis screening, HIV screening, malaria and typhoid testing and treatments, general routine checks, family planning was also administered to some of the women who requested for it.
As well as ambulances were on ground for the examination and emergency care.
Speaking on the success of the medical outreach to our correspondent was the Deputy Director General, Women Presidential Campaign Council, Tari Oliver who noted that their Presidential Candidate is a man who feels empathy for the masses, hence the kind gesture.
“This initiative was from his Excellency Atiku Abubakar because in the past two weeks Nigerians have been a very devastating mood, there are no funds anywhere, people cannot even afford medical care and we have been getting these reports, and his Excellency thought of this to bring succor to the masses, she said.
Mrs. Tari further stated that in cases of high blood pressure and diabetes, some beneficiaries were given a month’s duration of medication and thereafter referred for follow up visit at the tertiary institution.
She also noted that efforts were made to educate voters on the need to vote for the PDP as well as grass root sensitization on the use of BVAS and other aspects of the electoral bill.
“According to her, training of ward women leaders, agents and canvassers in Cross River and Akwa Ibom States was also engaging as women were also equipped with hands on information on how to prevent rigging and violence within their polling units”.
Assuring the women that eventually when His Excellency Atiku Abubakar assumes office, life will be better, meaningful and there will be job opportunities for every Nigerian woman as he has earmarked 10billion dollars for women’s entrepreneurship, skills acquisition and girl child education.
“they women were excited and promised to go into every nook and cranny within their communities to canvas for Atiku\Okowa ticket and also pledged to come out enmasse to vote for him come February 25th 2023”.