By Nabilu Balarabe
Yobe Chapter of the Islamic Medical Association of Nigeria (IMAN), has spent over N2 million on providing free healthcare services to 874 orphans and indigents in the state from January to December 2022.
The Secretary of the chapter, Mohammad Bularafa stated this during a congress and welcoming of new members held in Damaturu on Wednesday.
He listed the services rendered to include blood transfusion, blood drive, surgery, transportation, investigation, provision of drugs, clothing, feeding, among others.
Mohammed said funds for the services were sourced from members’ monthly contributions and donations from philanthropists, agencies and the general public.
The chairman said the services were carried out in three health centres, namely Specialists Hospital, Yobe State University Teaching Hospital and Women and Children Hospital, all in Damaturu.
He identified paucity of funds, inter-professional conflicts, inadequate awareness of IMAN’s objectives and low level of membership as some of the challenges of the association.
Mohammed commended Save One Million Lives (SOML) project and other partners for supporting the association with 100 bags of blood and screening materials.
The chairman called on Muslims to donate in helping the needy, noting that such charity would continue to benefit the giver even after he/she dies.
Also, Alhaji Bukar Adamu, Chairman, Damaturu Local Government Council, commended IMAN for rendering humanitarian services to the people of the state.
He reiterated his willingness to partner with the association in any project or programme that would assist the people. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Vincent Obi