Pankshin (Plateau) – The National Association of Ngas Students (NANGS) says it has organised free medical treatment for 1,000 persons in Pankshin and Kanke local government areas of Plateau.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that people were treated for Malaria, Hepatitis B and C, and High Blood Pressure on Thursday in Pankshin.
Mr Nentok Peter, NANGS National President, explained that the free medical outreach was part of its celebration of late Joseph Gomwalk, former military Governor of defunct Benue-Plateau.
“NANGs is celebrating the good leadership qualities displayed by our late brother and father, J.D.Gomwalk; it’s an annual event which we felt the public should benefit from.
“The free medical service we rendered today is part of giving back to the society what it has done to us as students, ’’ Peter said.
The president explained that because of the economic hardship bedeviling Nigerians, “many of our people have no money to go to hospital for some of these medical treatments we rendered today’’.
“You can see that women and children and even the old came around for various check-ups and treatments as we give them drugs free.
“Our joy is that we have given back to the society, particularly our people, what they have given to us as students and future leaders, ’’ he said.
According to Peter, the medical outreach is one of the activities lined up for the celebration of Gomwalk.
He said that the celebration began with a football match while the programme would end on Friday with Joseph Gomwalk Memorial Lecture . (NAN)