NGO Treats 120 Patients Weekly In Sokoto


Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto state governor

Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto state gov

The Islamic Medical Association of Nigeria (IMAN), a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), says it treats 120 indigent patients of various diseases in Sokoto, free of charge, every week.

The exercise is being conducted at Gwiwa Primary Health Care Centre, Sokoto, where patients of kinds of ailments are treated and provided with free medication under the Weekly Medical Outreach.

Malam Abdulraham Muhammad a member of the medical team at the treatment centre in Sokoto on Sunday, said members of the association had volunteered to offer free medical services to the less privileged every Sunday.

Muhammad, who is the group’s Financial Secretary in Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital Sokoto (UDUTHS) branch, said the team comprised Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists and other health auxiliary workers.

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“The programme was started six years ago and we treat between 100 and 120 patients every week as the patients’ number keep increasing due to high demand.

“We started with consulting about 70 patients per week but the number keeps increasing and we had to reduce the number of patients after closing registration at about 7 a. m due our limited resources,’’ Muhammad said.

He said the Sokoto branch of the association was also offering free specialised clinical days for Diabetes and Hypertension patients after every two weeks at Miniral Clinic, Sokoto.

According to him, members contribute from their salaries to finance the exercise, adding that the association was also receiving donations from individuals, groups and governments.