On Thursday, the medical team of the 302 Artillery Regiment (General Support), gave free medical treatment to over 300 indigenes and non indigenes of Azia community, in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State as part of activities mapped out for the newly launched Operation Python Dance in the South-East.
The free medical service was supervised by Col. Issah Abdullahi, the Commander of 302 Artillery Regiment (General Support), Onitsha.
Regimental Medical Officer in charge of the medical outreach, Captain Casmir Okpe noted that the common ailments of the people in the area were hypertension and arthritis among the elderly, while malaria and upper respiratory tract infection were predominant among the children.
President General of Azia community, Chief Ken Maduakor, in his speech at the venue, commended the Army for giving them medical service, even when they did not invite them or lobby for the service.
“We did not call them and they decided to come and render medical service to our people. I am happy and excited because it is a kind of honour to our people.