NAS Launches Free Medical Scheme For 114 Patients In A’Ibom

NAS Launches Free Medical Scheme For 114 Patients In A’Ibom

By Iniobong Sunday, Uyo 

As part of its social responsibility programmes for the host community, the National Association of Seadogs, NAS, Alias Pyrates Confraternity (Atlantic Shores Deck) Eket Local Government Area chapter of Akwa Ibom state on Monday flagged-off free medical outreach in Oron LGA.

Mr Herbert Nwaka, Area Mate IV, representing Rivers, Bayelsa, Abia and Akwa Ibom, who performed the ceremony explained that the free medical outreach was in response to the growing desperation in the country for medical services.

He said: “Many citizens struggled with a regressing economy, especially at the advent of the new year when citizens are recovering from yuletide festivities and struggling with other domestic bills, hence the need for the organisation to leverage on its broad human resources to help communities and individuals.” 

He said that NAS was in collaboration with all the Decks in Area IV, to carry out medical scheme  at the National Museum, Oron, Akwa Ibom.

According to Nwaka, the essence of the outreach was to reach people and communities in dire need of the medical services.

“Our prayers and expectation is to see as many as possible to come out and be treated by the professionals who are treating them and ensure they get well.

“Parts of our call and responsibility is to take care of life and down trodden, give an helping hands to those who can not afford their medical bills and who are in-dire needs of the services.” Nwaka said.

He added that “the general success of what we expect today is to have as many people who needs this services to come out and get treated freely.”

In his remarks, Mr Utibe Ikot, The Cap’n, Atlantic Shores Deck, remarked that NAS had been involved in medical mission for humanistic ideals since 1952.

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