A month after deadly attacks hit parts of Bokkos local government area, in Central Nigeria's Plateau State, a member of the House of Representatives, Solomon Maren has sponsored free medical care for nearly 8,000 constituents.

Anchored by Project Zero Initiative, a nongovernmental organization comprised of medical experts, concerned with the plights of indigent patients, the Free Medical Outreach in Bokkos and Mangu Federal constituency which Maren represents held from 26 and 27th April, 2018.

The exercise was designed to particularly to relief the burden of medical bills for those who could not afford such, Maren said.

According to him, it was also to enable them get the needed healthcare for improved productivity, as "health is wealth."

A summary of the programme released by Project Zero Initiative after the exercise shows that a total of 7,564 people were  registered and attended to.

Out of the figure, the Eye Unit treated 2,542 cases and issued medicated glasses to 878.

Furthermore, a total of 951 dental cases were attended to according to the statement, out of which 896 had varying degrees of dental surgical procedures including scaling and polishing.

The Laboratory Unit screened 5,276 for malaria, Hepatitis, HIV and Diabetes among others, the statement says.

The summary statement by Dr. Emmanuel Sabo Ombugadu, the National Coordinator, Project Zero Initiative also said all the nearly 8000 people registered and attended to were given free drugs.

This is the second time Hon. Maren is organizing such free medical outreach, an initiative he believes could improve the health performance of his constituents for enhanced national growth.