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Navy gives free medicare to rural communities

By Kingsley Omonobi

ABUJA—In continuation of activities marking the 54th Anniversary of the Nigerian Navy, its medical department yesterday offered free medical services to indigenes of Damangaza village in FCT with simultaneous free treatments also offered to people in Markudi, Benue State, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, and Lagos State.

Speaking at the ceremony, Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ishaya Ibrahim said the purpose of the free community/rhapsody medical service, was designed as a grassroot out-reach social service programme for rural communities.

Represented by the Chief of Administration of the Nigerian Navy, Rear Admiral Bodurin Raji, the CNS said the rhapsody is usually done when the Navy is having a major event like the Navy week.

“The Naval Rhapsody is one medium that brings the Navy closer to our rural communities and it is the belief of the Chief of Naval Staff that event like this is capable of stimulating the interest of the young ones to aspire for a career in the Navy.


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