DEFENCE HEALTH MAINTENANCE LTD

(THE MILITARY HMO)

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2019 ARMED FORCES REMEMBRANCE DAY CELEBRATION

1.      The Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration is an annual event organized by the Ministry of Defence to honour members of the Nigerian armed forces who fought in the first and second world wars and those who served or are still serving in various peace support operations worldwide, as well as those who fought in the Nigeria civil war.

2.      The day is to celebrate both the dead and the living heroes including all those who suffered various deprivations as a result of wars. In Nigeria, due to some historical developments, it is celebrated on the 15th of January every year.

3.      However, the 2019 AFRD celebration was commemorated Nationwide in the 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory on 15th January 2019.

4.      As part of her Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR], The Defence Health Maintenance Limited participated by providing free medical health care facilities and treatment through her medical outreach programmes    in 29 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory. This was achieved through the various state offices and the corporate Head office of the organization.

5. A team of Medical practitioners were selected to represent the organization by offering free basic medical services such as blood pressure checks, fasting/random blood sugar, Rapid Diagnostic Tests [RDTs] for malaria, Retroviral Screening (RVS) for HIV/AIDS, free consultation/drugs administration, as well as treatment etc.

6.      The team also had a fully equipped and functional ambulance on standby to respond to medical emergencies that may arise.

7.      There was massive turn-out of civilians, retirees and serving personnel at the medical outpost who received free basic healthcare treatment. Generally, the medical conditions that recorded the highest incidences were malaria, enteric fever, gastroenteritis, upper respiratory tract infection [URTI] and hypertension.

8.      Below is a compiled list of the number of military personnel (serving/retired) and civilians (from neighbouring communities) who received free medical consultation/treatment during the event.

S/NO

STATE

NO OF PERSONS ATTENDED TO:

MILITARY

CIVILIAN

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

1.

LAGOS

270

130

140

2

NASARAWA

200

147

53

3

NIGER

78

55

23

4

OGUN

178

-

-

5

OSUN

104

23

81

6

OYO

92

-

-

7

PLATEAU

199

12

187

8

RIVERS

20

10

10

9

SOKOTO

151

-

-

10

ZAMFARA

136

37

99

11

KEBBI

68

62

6

12

KWARA

75

-

-

13

EBONYI

82

-

-

14

FCT

115

28

87

15

BENUE

89

80

9

16

KADUNA

92

44

48