A non-governmental organization, Dr. James King Foundation ok on Saturday carried out a medical outreach in the Kano Central Custodial Centre, Kurmawa.
In a statement by DSC Musbahu Lawan K/Nasarawa, CPRO, said the aim is to provide medical aid to the inmates in custody.
The founder of the foundation, Dr. James King, in an address said that the foundation has a mandate of providing succour to the less privileged through provision of medical services.
He said that this is the second time the foundation will be extending such gesture to custodial facility, the first was in the year 2017.
He further stated that the target of the medical outreach in the custodial centre is to attend to between 500 to 600 inmates.
They will examine and treat various medical conditions such as anaemia, hypertension, heart diseases, severe malaria and many other ailments.
He also said that in his entourage are various health professionals who have the passion to render pro bono health services to the less privileged.
Welcoming the medical team to the facility, the Controller of Corrections, Suleiman T. Suleiman who was represented by the officer-in-charge of the custodial centre, ACC Muazu Tukur, appreciated the foundation for the kind gesture.
The ACC who was visibly elated called on other well-placed individuals in the society to borrow a leaf from the foundation.
Apart from conducting tests and medical investigation on the beneficiaries, the foundation also donated drugs and provisions to the inmates.
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