The Presidential Committee on North East Initiative (PCNI) has launched a free medical intervention in Mubi to cover about 15,000 returnee IDPs in Adamawa. The PCNI Vice Chairman, Mr. Tijjani Tumsah, disclosed this during the launching of the Outreach Programme at Mubi General Hospital on Friday. Tumsah said that the programme was part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s plan for health care delivery for vulnerable Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and residents of host communities in the North-East. Initially, the programme was designed to capture no less than 5,000 returnee Internally Displaced Persons from the most affected Seven local government areas in the state. But because of the mass turnout of the people who are in serious need of medical assistance, the programme was expanded to cover more people.
According to the Vice Chair, the exercise will last for seven days in the state and would cover people from Madagali, Michika, Mubi North, Mubi South, Maiha Hong and Gombi local government areas. While noting that the intervention had already been carried out in Borno and Yobe, he urged benefiting state governments to continue with the Programme for the benefit of their communities. The Executive Director of ProHealth International, Dr. Iko Ibanga, said that about 80 different medical practitioners were participating in the programme. Ibanga said the beneficiaries would be cross-examined in various common health issues such as eye treatment, pediatric, antenatal care, pharmacy, dental care and surgical operations.
The Emir of Mubi, Alhaji Abubakar Isa, thanked the Federal Government for the support. He reiterated the commitment of the Emirate to supporting such laudable government interventions