An NGO, Women For Women Foundation (WFWF), on Monday offered free dental services to 100 drug addicts and mentally challenged persons at the Nigga Rehabilitation Centre in Kaduna.
The Chairperson of the organisation, Hajiya Maryam Abubakar, said that the gesture was to mark the world oral Day.
Abubakar, who is also the Managing Director, Fatima Clinic and Maternity, Kaduna, said that because the patients in the rehabilitation centre do not have the privilege to go out at will that was why the NGO decided to take the medical mission to the place.
According to her, among services to be rendered to the patients are scaling, polishing, filling and removal of decayed tooth.
She encouraged the patients to take good care of their health in order to live healthy and long lives.
“When you are physically fit and free to go home, you should not go back to the lifestyle that brought you to be at the rehabilitation center,” Abubakar said.
Contributing, Malam Lawal Maduru, the Founder of the rehabilitation centre, thanked the organisationn for coming to offer free dental services to the inmates.
Maduru said that the celebration of the World Oral Day was very important because it emphasises the need to give attention to the dental hygiene.
One of the beneficiaries, Aminu Usman, thanked the NGO for recognising them as members of the society and encouraged them to continue with the good gesture. (NAN)