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NYSC Honours Doctors Who Saved Corps Member
Date Posted: 06/Dec/2018
For going beyond the call of duty, the Lagos State National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has honoured two doctors deployed toserve in the Batch C Stream II  which completed its  orientation programmeon Wednesday.
In his speech at the closing ceremony held at the Iyana Ipaja camp, the Lagos State  NYSC Coordinator Prince Mohammed Momoh told how Dr Onyedikachi Anyand Dr Olawale Ogedengbe volunteer to accompany acorps member who had a crisis to the hospital and ended up saving his lifewhen his heart stopped in transit.
"I want to specially commend the twocorps medical doctors, Dr Anya Onyedikachi and Dr Ogedengbe Olawale, whose selfless and timely in-tervention saved the  life of their fellowcorps member who was being rushed to the hospital in our ambulance. They voluntarily took up this assignment despite the fact that they  were not onduty at the time of the incidence," hesaid.
On the trip to the Orile Agege Gen-NYSC honours doctors who saved corps membereral Hospital, Momoh said the patienthad a seizure and his heart stopped. Hewas resuscitated by Anya andOgedengbe.
The duo got letters of commendationand cash gifts, and Momoh also saidthey could win state/national awardsat the end of their service year if they meet other conditions. Some other camp officials and corps members who distinguished them-selves during the orientation programme were also recognised.
They included: Zaccheus Olubiyi (bestNYSC Camp official); Camp Commandant, Major G.E John (best non-NYSC camp official); Prisca Ekenomo (out-standing camp official); Mrs Olayinka Ogunfuwa (best platoon inspector);and  Odunaiya Adeola, an officer attached to the National Civil DefenceCorps.
Corps member Adesegun Adebayo Adeosun, was recognised for his active participation in camp activities,especially being instrumental in getting some celebrities to visit the corpsmembers in camp.
As they continued to their places ofprimary assignment, Momoh warned the corps members against makingunauthorised trips, especially duringthe yuletide.
He said failure to keep to the rules would attract sanctions.
In his speech, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Dr Yusuf Jimoh,  advised the corps members to take skills acquisition and entrepreneurship development (SAED) training of the NYSC seriously so they could attract grantsto  start businesses.
"Here in Lagos State, we have astanding tradition of empoweringcorps members who have performed exceptionally in the course of the SAED training with loans and grants from the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund which was primarily established to empower youths to startup their businesses," he said.
By: Kofoworola Belo-Osagie
The Guardian News

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