The authorities of the Central Naval Command, CNC, Nigerian Navy, Bayelsa state has offered free Medical Rhapsody to over 2, 500 indigenes of Agudama community.
Agudama Epie and Akenfa 11 are the immediate host communities of the Command in Bayelsa state and is located in Yenagoa local government area of the state
Speaking during the flag off of the ceremony at Epie and Akenfa communities, Flag Officer Commanding Central Naval Command, Rear Admiral Mohammed Garba, said the Free Medical Rhapsody was to promote and strengthen civilian/ military relations and also to boost healthcare service delivery in targeted communities.
Hear the FOC: “As military, our responsibility is not only to break the will of the adversary, but also to interact and feel concern for the people, because we are part of the larger society.”
He said the headquarters Central Naval Command will continue to sustain the free Medical Rhapsody within its area of responsibility and has also directed units under the Command to carry out the free Medical Rhapsody within their respective units.
The Flag Officer Commanding insisted that the free medical outreach is part of the carrot and stick approach in fighting criminality in the Central Naval Command Area of Responsibility. He however urged law abiding citizens to go about their legitimate businesses.
Earlier, the Paramount ruler of Akenfa 11, Chief Odadia Osomu who was excited at the gesture commended the efforts of the Nigerian Navy and thanked them for the free medical service.
The free Merical Rhaposdy , he said ranged from malaria tests and treatment, blood pressure checks, eye screening and treatment, diabetes screening, deworming of children, treatment of urinal tract infection amongst others.
Chief Osomu thanked the Navy for their kind gesture of offering free medical service to youths, the elderly, physically challenged, market women and visually impaired in the respective communities.
The people of Agudama – Epie and Akenfa 11 poured encomiums on the Nigerian Navy for its kind gesture in offering the free medical rhapsody to over 2500 people in two communities and pledged cooperation.