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Sani Bello’s Medical Outreach Benefits Around 1,000 People

Sani Bello Foundation's medical outreach this year treated around 600 persons for eye-related problems and more than 1,000 medicated eyeglasses were given out

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Hamzat Ibrahim Abaga
Hamzat Ibrahim Abaga
Hamzat Ibrahim Abaga is a graduate of Mass Communication and aspiring investigative journalist.

NIGERIA. Nigeria State: About 1,000 persons have benefitted from the medical outreach of a non-governmental organization (NGO) known as Sani Bello Foundation on different ailments across the state.

The ailments include fibroid, appendicitis, goitre, lumps, hernia, hydrocele, thyroid, gynaecological disorders and eye diseases.

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This was made known to the newsmen in Kontagora during the exercise.

The Head of the medical team and Chairman of Graceland Health care Development Foundation, Doctor Toth Joseph Dogo noted that this year’s medical exercise will operate 460 general surgeries for fibroid and archaeological disorders, among others.

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Dogo added that about 600 persons were treated for eye-related problems and more than 1,000 medicated eyeglasses were given out.

Sani Bello Foundation helps the lesser privileged people in the society by rendering medical assistance which many beneficiaries are unable to provide for themselves due to lack of funds.  

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They have been involved in the outreach for the past five years in which more than 16,000 individuals have benefitted from the gesture.

The 8th edition of the medical outreach was done to commemorate the 79th birthday of the organizations’ founder, Colonel Sani Bello (retd), father of the incumbent governor of Niger State, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello (Abu-Lolo).

Dogo noted that they were elated to see that this year’s edition of the medical outreach had come to an end successfully.

During the outreach, the Director-General, Sani Bello Foundation, Doctor Zakari Ikani said that the event that was initially scheduled for three days lasted for a week because of the number of people that turned up.

Ikani added that the surgical event is aimed at putting a smile on the face of the lesser privileged in society and is carried out twice a year.

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