Journalists in FCT to benefit from free medical outreach

Plans have been concluded for hundreds of journalists in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to benefit from free medical outreach.

The free medical outreach is being organised by the Association of Nigeria Health Journalists (ANHEJ) in partnership with a Non Governmental Organisagtion (NGO)- Excellent Leadership For Sustainable Development and Good Governance.

The Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ) Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) Chapel is also part of the collaboration.

The outreach which will attract journalists from all media houses based in the FCT was put together in consideration of the burden of work on journalists which puts immense pressure on their eyes through the use of laptops, Iphones, desktop and other electronic gadgets.

Even though general body signs will be tested, the outreach will give considerable attention to eye checks.

In a statement, the President, Association of Nigerian Health Journalists, Hassan Zaggi, said that the medical outreach is aimed at providing journalists, who, due to the nature of their work do not have time to go to the hospital regularly for routine checks, especially the condition of their eyes.

The medical outreach, Zaggi said, is a timely opportunity for all journalists in the capital city to conduct vital checks and total eyes screening.

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