A group of medical doctors under the Islamic Doctors Forum has conducted a medical outreach to no fewer than 1000 prisoners in Kano as a gesture towards seeking the blessings of the month of Ramadan.
The outreach which commenced at Kurmawa Prison in Goron Dutse area of Kano state metropolis offers free medical checkups on the prisoners and that medicines were issued to them depending on the illness discovered to have disturbed them.
Speaking shortly after the gesture, a medical doctor, Dr. Sule Abdullahi Gaya, who doubles as the leader of the team said the group comprises different doctors from across different illnesses so that they cover their health challenges.
He added that the team has been offering free medical care to different people and that this time around they choose to go to prisons considering how they are sometimes left behind.
“These people are human beings just like all of us only that they found themselves in prison. That is why we decided to take this gesture to them so that they can feel included. We are doing this to ensure their healthy living, that is why among the team we have a medical doctor that can check and prescribe almost any disease,” he said.
He urged the prisoners to avid anything that will be harmful to their and continue sanitizing the places for safer living.
On his part, representative of the Controller of the Prison, DC Muazu Tukur appreciated the gesture offered to the prisoners by the forum, addressing them as good ambassadors of the nation.