Plans are underway to establish 24-hour medical facilities in all permanent orientation camps for persons, participating the mandatory one year national youth service corps, NYSC, scheme in Nigeria.
The House of Representatives which gave the indication during plenary on Wednesday has therefore mandated its committee on healthcare services and youth development to liaise with both the ministry of health and authorities of the NYSC.
The reported cases of death of corp members in the NYSC scheme due to inadequate health facility has been sources of worry to government and other concerned individuals.
Medical facilities available within the NYSC orientation camps are known to have inadequate or no medical personnel to provide services.
More worrisome is the lack of medical facilities to contain ailments.
The lawmakers therefore want this anomaly to be urgently addressed. They also want the provision of 24-hour standby ambulance services in all permanent orientation camps across the country to help with emergency cases.
In another motion, the house mandated its committee on interior to investigate the release of the sum of 2.8 billion naira appropriated for the federal fire service in the two thousand and eleven budget.