The Nigerian Tulip International Colleges Foundation (NTICF) in collaboration with the Nizamiye Hospital Abuja recently conducted a medical outreach programme in Yobe State with a combined team of four Turkish and Nigerian doctors and nurses that attended to over 1,700 patients free of charge.
The foundation’s director, Mr. Behlül Fatih Başaran, said the medical outreach was part of the corporate social responsibility colleges.
He said, “We at NTICF do not believe there should be barriers or excuses in reaching out to individuals in need especially in health-related issues.”
He said the exercise which was carried out at the General Sani Abacha Specialist Hospital, Damaturu, saw to the treatment of over 1,700 patients with various illnesses.
Basaran said, “Aside from the different severe cases we handled, we had a sensitive case with a six-month-old baby who had a cataract in both eyes. This is quite a rare medical condition. Thankfully we were able to intervene, and the baby has been slated for comprehensive treatment at the Nizamiye hospital free of charge, just like many others that were identified from the eye consultancy services we rendered.”