No fewer than 4,000 residents of Alaka community in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State, on Saturday, were give free medical examination and treatment courtesy of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS DELTA) as part of its corporate social responsibility.
The medical outreach included various medical examinations such as eye-check, blood sugar, blood pressure and malaria, among others, while drugs were also administered for free.
Commander NNS DELTA, Commander Joseph Dzunve, who addressed journalists at the Alaka Community Health Centre, said the gesture was another way of improving Navy’s relationship with its host communities. He added that the programme, tagged “Raphsody,’’ was also one of the norms used by the Navy in promoting civil – military relationship.
According to him, the programme would be a continuous exercise in Warri and its environs. ‘’Some of our host communities do not have access to proper medical care. That is why we deem it fit to organise this event. It is also one of the norms we use in promoting civil-military Relations (CMR).
‘’We started the programme few months ago. This is the fourth community we are visiting. Next month, we will go to another community and continue in that manner,’’ Commodore Dzunve stated.
Dzunve said those with critical cases would be referred to the Naval Hospital for further medical examination and treatment.
Earlier, the commander urged the residents to see navy as their friends and relate with them freely.