Wife of former Senate President, Mrs. Kate Mark has offered free medical care to the over 900 internally displaced persons, IDPs, in Agatu camped at the Central Primary School Ugbokpo, Apa Local Government Area of Benue State.
The exercise which was executed by a non governmental organisation, Live Healthy Organisation, LHO, at the weekend treated the IDPs for various ailments, while those with serious health conditions were moved to health facilities outside the camp for treatment.
Mrs. Mark who was represented by Mrs. Ada Mark Ogbole decried the condition of the women and children in the camp and said the outreach was her modest contribution to the wellbeing of the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs.
She lamented that children in the camp were malnourished due to poor feeding and proper medicare and pleaded with public spirited individuals and organisations to come to their aid.
Mrs Mark who said it was the poor condition of the IDPs that moved him embark on the outreach programme promised to sustain the exercise till the inmates returned to their ancestral homes.
The chairman of the camp management committee, Very Rev. John Attah who lauded the initiative disclosed that 15 IDPs in the camp with serious health conditions had so far been referred to hospitals in Otukpo, Gboko and Makurdi for medical attention.
While he said five of the IDPs have died from various ailments, he urged well meaning individuals and organisations to emulate initiative of Mrs. Mark by coming to the aid of the IDPs who he said were in dire need of support and assistance.

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