From: Femi Oyelola, kaduna
Journalists and their families were beneficiaries of a one day medical outreach at the Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Kaduna State Council, yesterday.
The NUJ and the New Nigerian Newspapers, NNN, Chapel partnered stakeholders in the health sector for a medical outreach for Journalists and their families as well as non-Journalists in Kaduna state.
In his remarks, the Chairman of the NNN Chapel, Comrade Nicholas Dekera said it was due to the fact that many members are in the dark of their health status, hence the need for them to know their health condition to guard against crisis when it will be difficult to arrest.
According to him, the essence of the medical outreach was to connect members to health services and provide counseling and social support.
He commended the sponsors, and said the gesture will go a long way for the beneficiaries to know about their health challenges and how to keep a healthy life style.
“It is important for every journalist to know his or her health status, considering the nature of our job, which required been mentality alert and been in a stable health condition.
“This programme becomes imperative, especially at a time like this that many may not be able to afford going for medical checkup”.