Python dance: Army gives free medical service to Anambra communities
The medical team of the 302 Artillery Regiment (General Support),
yesterday, gave free medical treatment to over 300 indigenes and non
indigenes of Azia community, in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra
State as part of activities mapped out for the newly launched Operation
Python Dance in the South-East.
The free medical service was supervised by Col. Issah Abdullahi, the
Commander of 302 Artillery Regiment (General Support), Onitsha.
Regimental Medical Officer in charge of the medical outreach, Captain
Casmir Okpe told journalists at the Azia Town Hall that the common
ailments of the people in the area were hypertension and arthritis among
the elderly, while malaria and upper respiratory tract infection were
predominant among the children.
President General of Azia community, Chief Ken Maduakor, in his
speech at the venue, commended the Army for giving them medical service,
even when they did not invite them or lobby for the service.
“We did not call them and they decided to come and render medical
service to our people. I am happy and excited because it is a kind of
honour to our people.
“God has made them come here and we pray that God will strengthen
them in their work and protect them while doing their job of rendering
service to humanity.”