BY KAYODE ANIMASAUN
The Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has lauded the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) for providing free and qualitative medical services through her Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD).
Akeredolu stated this when he flagged-off the 2022 second quarter NYSC HIRD programme at the Town Hall, Ile-Oluji in Ile-Oluji/Oke-Igbo Local Government area of Ondo State.
He said that the Government and the people of Ondo State were thankful to NYSC for supporting the State through the provision of free healthcare services to enhance productivity of the citizens and residents of the State.
Akeredolu, represented by Commissioner for Youths and Sports Development,Mr Bamidele Ologun pointed out that government could not to completely cater for the needs of the citizens and residents.
The Governor pledged the readiness of Ondo State Government to provide all the necessary collaboration to ensure that the health programme did not become a thing of the past.
In a remark, the NYSC Ondo State Coordinator, Mrs. Victoria Ani informed the beneficiaries that the HIRD programme is an initiative of the NYSC Director General which is geared towards reaching out to rural communities with free medical services to be provided by Corps Medical professionals.
The State Coordinator disclosed that the programme was targeted at further increasing the broad impact of the Scheme and urged the people of the community to take advantage of the programme to take better care of their health.