A non-governmental organization (NGO), Stress-Free and Healthcare Advancement Foundation (STAHAF), will open a free medical centre in January 2019, for people who cannot afford medical bills, especially at the rural areas.
This information was disclosed by the founder of STAHAF, Dr Fredrick Obidigwe, during their medical outreach to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp, New Kuchingoro, Abuja at the weekend.
According to Dr Fredick, he has been putting his resources into charting the course for a stress-free society. He said, “We discovered that peace cannot exist if there is stress; stress gives room to violence. If stress is reduced there will be peace in the society and the foundation intends to help solve the stress in the society,” he said.
Speaking on the medical outreach to the IDPs, he said, “We are here to extend our hands of love to the less privileged people in the society who do not have money to go to the hospitals and to get drugs.”
Dr Fredick further disclosed that the NGO decided to move closer to the poor and operate at the rural areas in order for them to know their state of health by diagnosing them and providing treatment for the common sickness found in their body as well as to reduce stress.
He pleaded with the government to partner with the foundation as its finances cannot reach all the villages in Nigeria.
One of the recipients of the outreach at the IDP, Blessing Joseph, expressed gratitude to the foundation, saying they have been receiving assistance from groups but they need government support in making drugs available at the camp, for ailments like malaria, catarrh and others that are not always available.