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In a bid to ensure adequate health care services for officers and men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Rivers State Command, the State Commandant, Abu Tambuwal flag off a one-day free medical eye test program for the entire officers at the Command Headquarters in Rivers State.
While delivering the opening remarks the Assistant Commandant of Corps who double as the Head of Medical Unit, Dr Gbemisola Iyekolo said sometimes personnel are very busy with official duties and as such neglect taking adequate care of their body system noting that imbibing a healthy lifestyle would enhance the capability of officers as they discharge their statutory duties.
“The need to take cognizance of our state of health through regular medical checkups and hygienic lifestyle cannot be overemphasized. Hence, the State Commandant in his magnanimity approved our partnership with the Beracca eye clinic inorder to give our officers the opportunity to access free medical eye test while necessary prescriptions would be given in order to correct identified defects before it degenerates. This is because the eyes remain a vital organ of the body and any negligence would have  negative impact on the patients sight. It is on this note that I encourage you to take your health matters seriously by avoiding habits that could damage your well being even as you take advantage of this rare privilege while undergoing the test” 
In the heights of the event the South South Regional Manager of United Healthcare International Mrs Josephine Ode led a team of medical personnel in a courtesy call to the Rivers State Commandant with the intent to strengthen the existing relationship between the duo organization. She relayed that the NSCDC personnel are free to access any Healthcare provider of their choice through the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in their respective location as she also promised that the United Healthcare International will continue to provide seamless avenue for the Command to benefit in various healthcare  programs as they would be rolled out from time to time.
While appreciating the efforts of the medical Practitioners, the Commandant reaffirmed that the free medical eye care test is in tandem with the all inclusive welfare programs of the Commandant General, Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi mni who place a high premium on the overall sustainability of officers and men of the Corps. Commandant Tambuwal further advised the Health care providers to improve on their services by giving timely preference  to NSCDC personnel whenever they visit their NHIS Hospitals for medical attention.


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