The wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari has introduced mobile clinic programme to provide basic and essential health care services to people, especially those living in remote areas of the country.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony at the State House Abuja, Mrs Buhari said the programme is part of the humanitarian services that her pet project, ‘Future Assured’ provides to underprivileged Nigerians.
“With the commissioning of this vehicle, organizing the medical outreach done frequently by ‘Future Assured’ to remote areas is now easier,” she said.
The wife of the President said the clinics will aid routine screening of chronic ailments including Vitamin A supplementation and de-worming of children, as well as treatment of minor medical conditions.
She further added that client operations which requires further investigation would be referred to Primary Health Care and other health centers for further management or continuity of care.
The National Coordinator of ‘Future Assured,’ Dr. Kamal Mohammed, said the mobile medical outreach, is aimed at improving health and providing services in remote areas.
He said each of the mobile clinics is equipped with consultation, dispensing, and observation areas as well as a mini-lab and a nursing station.
Dr Kamal noted that the humanitarian services of ‘Future Assured’ are aimed at complementing government’s efforts in health care delivery.
So far, two of the mobile clinics are available to service residents of suburbs surrounding the Federal Capital Territory with additional units envisaged in the near future.