EDO, KANO STATE CITIZENS LAUD TUKUR & TUKUR FOUNDATION’S FREE MEDICAL OUTREACH … distributes adaptive tricycles to persons with disabilities

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EDO, KANO STATE CITIZENS LAUD
TUKUR & TUKUR FOUNDATION’S FREE MEDICAL OUTREACH
… distributes adaptive tricycles to persons with disabilities
Zainab Tanimu
Kaduna, Northwest Nigeria
The residents of Okada in Edo state and environ and that of Municipal Council in Kano state have commended the activities of TUKUR & TUKUR FOUNDATION in the provision of free medical services to the less priviledged in the society.
TUKUR & TUKUR FOUNDATION, is a non governmental organization whose humanitarian services have continued to put smiles on the faces of the needy.
The Coordinator, TUKUR TUKUR FOUNDATION, Col. Haruna Idris Zaria retired tells us more about the foundation.
“I will like to inform you that our medical outreach is not limited to Kaduna state alone . We visit other states too.
“My foundation is a charitable, non profitable organization founded in 1914 with the initiative of  giving support, providing medical outreach and  humanitarian services to the vulnerable in the society.
Col. Haruna while introducing his team in Okada, Edo state in his speech had commended the Vice Chancellor igbenedion university Okada, Prof. Lawrence Ikechwukwu  Ezemonye for his good work which he said had been a driving force for his coming to Edo state.
TUKUR TUKUR FOUNDATION’s medical experts in collaboration with the medical team of igbenedion university teaching hospital attended to large crowds of people who trooped into the premises for the free medical care.
Hospital staff of the university had hectic time controlling  the patients  who came from within and outside Okada for the free medical exercise by TUKUR & TUKUR FOUNDATION.
In their seperate remarks, the Vice Chancellor igbenedion University Okada Prof. Lawrence Ikechwukwu  Ezemonye, and the Chief medical Director, igbenedion university teaching hospital, Prof. Godwin Bazuaye both appreciated the efforts of TUKUR & TUKUR FOUNDATION in their bids to bringing free medical services to the doorsteps of many Nigerians.
They call on other Nigerians to emulate their footsteps.
Vice Chancellor igbenedion University Okada Prof. Lawrence Ikechwukwu  Ezemonye,.
“We are happy that  immediate communities who ordinary could not afford medical treatment of this nature are getting it free of charge under the auspices of TUKUR & TUKUR FOUNDATION in collaboration with igbenedion teaching hospital Okada.
Chief medical Director, igbenedion university teaching hospital, Prof. Godwin Bazuaye
“We want to say thank you to TUKUR & TUKUR FOUNDATION for coming all the way from Kaduna to render these wonderful services.
They are doing eye operation for cateract, and other problems, they are seeing patients with ear and nose and throat.
Beneficiaries:
Some of the beneficiaries commended TUKUR TUKUR FOUNDATION for their gesture.
(L-R) Mr. Patrick Aghon, Mrs. Precilia Jagbedia,  Ben Ahugbe
Mr. Patrick Aghon:
“I have abundant prayers for TUKUR & TUKURS for taking their time in coming all the way from the north to rescue people who are dying like myself. God bless them, God bless igbenedion university.
Mrs. Precilia Jagbedia:
“I pray the Almighty God will give them grace and strengthen them. I thank God for this opportunity because it is not easy.
Mr Ben Ahugbe:
“I am so grateful for the free treatment from TUKUR & TUKUR FOUNDATION. I am so happy. I think now l can read my book and bible perfectly.
Similar free medical services was extended to communities in Kano Municipal area.
Aside the free medical care was the distribution of adaptive tricycles.
to persons with disabilities.
This according to the Coordinator is to ease their movements.
Segir Yahaya 13yrs old and 15yrs old Awwal Ibrahim despite their disabilities still struggle to go to school even without wheelchair but TUKUR &TUKUR FOUNDATION humanitarian outreach has made it easy for them as they are amongst the beneficiaries of the adaptive tricycles.
 With this, they  can comfortably transport themselves to school as well as move freely.
Elaborating further, the Coordinator said.
“We visit schools to see areas where we can render assistance. Not only that we enter communities to fish out those in dear need and sometimes as we go along the streets and come across  peculiar cases that need assistance, we follow it up.
When children close from school, some of these children with disabilities are seen being backed by their relatives, and others struggling to get back home without means of transportation. To encourage them, we follow such cases up by collecting their addresses and needed information for assistance.
We go to their various schools and hand over such tokens.
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