NAS provide free medical services to Benin residents

As its way of giving back to the society particularly the environment it holds it quarterly meeting,

The National Association of Seadogs (NAS), on Thursday, gave free medical services to hundreds of residents of Oluku community in Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State.

Speaking at the Community Primary Healthcare Centre, Oluku, Benin-City, the Edo State capital, venue of the free medical services, NAS Capoon, Mr. Abiola Owoaje, said it has come to their knowledge that no matter how financially buoyant the government may be, it cannot take care of all the needs of its citizens hence the free medical services.


He urged corporate entities and individuals that are well to do to come out to contribute their parts to move the country forward in whatever capacity they might deem fit.

“We do recognised that no government can do everything, and no matter how much we want them to do, they don’t always have the resources to do everything.

“This is where we come in to try and give a little bit of support to the government and also highlights areas where we feel some medical services need to be improved within the community.

“For example, we have a bit of data based of different people that we have treated over time and through this data based, we can find out the kind of issues that are very prevailing within these communities.

“We relate these issues with the government as well that they need to pay a little bit more attention to these things as a form of advocacy for those communities where we carry out our services”, Owoaje said.


When asked about the number of persons meant to benefit from the free healthcare services, Owoaje said NAS does not place premium on numbers but on the quality of services render to those who need them.

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“We don’t actually put target per say, we look at the community and look at how best we can provide these services.

“So, on average, we probably find a few hundred of people coming like 500, 300 but at the end of the day, it is not about trying to get target but we are trying to provide quality service to the people.

“We try to make it as widespread as possible because we do realised also that even the people that we serve, not all of them have their means to go to the hospital to get the same services that are provided”, Owoaje added.

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