About 5000 people affected by insurgency in the northern part of Adamawa state are benefiting from free medical services organised by the Presidential Committee for the North East Initiative, PCNI.

The medical services range from multiple eye surgeries, goiter, dental issues and many other health challenges affecting the people.

Some members of the PCNI led by the Vice Chairman, Alhaji Tijani Musa Tumsa visited the Mubi General Hospital, Mubi Adamawa state where they were taken round the wards by the leader of the medical team, Dr. Iko Ibang to see the patients that were operated upon.

Speaking to the media after supervising the activities of the medical personnel, Alhaji Tijani Tumsa said they were in Mubi General Hospital to oversee the medical outreach designed by the PCNI to reach out to victims of insurgency in the north east.

Speaking further on the medical outreach, he said "we have thought right in initiating this programme, therefore there is a need for this kind of outreach as frequently as possible, particularly as all the medical personnel of the programme are volunteers. Also we are using local capacities to be able to achieve the large number of patients."

Also speaking at the event, the Adamawa state Commissioner of Health Dr. Fatimah Atiku Abubakar described the turnout as very impressive. She said the state government is also working hard in providing healthcare to its people.

She added that new facilities are being built by the Adamawa state government in the three major hospitals in Yola, Mubi and Numan local government areas, pointing out that capacity building is being taken very seriously.

Earlier, the PCNI committee members were at the Palace of the Emir of Mubi, Dr. Abubakar Ahmadu to brief him on the purpose of their visit. In his response, the traditional ruler appreciated the PCNI for their intervention.

He said he has taken it as a point of duty to pay unscheduled visits to Mubi General Hospital to ensure that the right people are being attended to.

The week long medical outreach has about 80 medical personnel involved in the programme, and is collaborating with the Adamawa state government and the Pro Health International.