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Killings: NMA Provides Free Medical Services, Relief Materials To 3000 IDPs In Plateau


Victims of the recent Barkinladi killings in Plateau state have received relief materials and free medical care from the Nigerian Medical Association, (NMA) Plateau State chapter, with an appeal on the Federal Government to facilitate trauma healing for survivors of the attacks.

NMA chairman in Plateau state Dr. Titus Dajel made the call Friday in Barkinladi, while presenting relief materials provided by the association to the survivors of the attacks in camp.

The medical association also commenced free medical services to over 3,000 internally displaced persons at the camp who are mostly women and children.

The Association also donated relief materials to the IDPs to includes foodstuffs, clothing and toiletries amongst other household items.

Dr. Dajel said the health clinic was aimed at providing an organized health care services to those in the camps devoid of quarks.

He expressed worries over the consequences of civil unrest, especially as it affects the health care of the vulnerable.

The medical expert said the doctors were on ground to attend to the immediate needs of the IDPs stressing that subsequently more doctors will come around until people leave the camp.

Camp coordinator and chairman Regional church Council Heipang Rev Davou Gyang appreciated the Doctors for the humanitarian services rendered them, noted that the running of the camp has not Been easy without assistant from individual and organizations.

Statistic by officials at the IDP camp indicate that over three thousands internally displaced persons are taking refuge at the COCIN church Heipang.

Most of them women and children are from Xland, Gana, bet, Dorowa Rukun, Rezar, Yelwa amongst other villages that were ransacked during the attacks that consumed close to 250 people.


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