Nigerian Students of Medicine and Surgery from Plateau State are planning to diagnose and treat at least 1000 medical cases for free, this February, MKB has learnt.

The students under the aegis of Bokkos Medical Students Association (BOMSA) are offering the services as a donation to the Nahwai cultural festival of the Butura people, holding February 9, 2019.

"This is our own way of giving back to our homeland," a letter from the body intimating organizers of the festival on the planned outreach says.

Based on the letter, the outreach is estimated to cost N1.7million.

It is expected to begin with community sanitation in Maikatako village on February 6, 2019.

The medical outreach proper follows in the same village the next day.

Surgeries are proposed to follow the next day at Primary Health Care Centre Bokkos with complicated cases referred to General Hospital Bokkos for expert attention.

The surgeries would hold simultaneously with a medical outreach at Kunet village on the eve of the festival with a similar outreach holding on the event day at Butura Gida village.

The outreach holding for the first time in the history of the festival under the current Butura village Chief, Engr. Dr. Gabriel Mallo has been officially listed as part of activities marking the Butura Nahwai Day.