Last updated on March 5th, 2019 at 01:35 pm
We’ve heard prospective corp members talk and worried about request for NYSC medical report certificate at orientation camp by the officials of National Youth Service Corps.
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There is nothing big about medical report as we know that Prospective Corps Members have been asking questions about it.
It only gives officials at the orientation camp assurance that you’re fit for the 3-week orientation exercise, which involves some lighter para military training and exercises.
In you want to know….
What is NYSC medical report?
NYSC medical report is a medical certification from a licensed medical facility attesting to your sound medical condition to undergo a particular training or exercise.
“Medical reports are the most detailed reports on an employee’s health available to employers. If you have an employee on long-term sick leave, medical reports can be a good way of assessing an employee’s potential return-to-work date,” maic.qld.gov.au
Medical report is also a requirement before you’re allowed to take part in Nigerian Army, Navy, Airforce, even the Police and Customs, and Immigration training during recruitment exercise.
So, medical report is peculiar to all para military, and as you know NYSC also incorporate such training in its orientation exercise.
We’ve heard report of deaths of corp members at the camp as result of their undisclosed unfit situation.
Some of them place priority on participating in the orientation course than their health.
This is one of the reasons why the management of NYSC deemed it fit to request NYSC medical report certificate from corp members.
If you earlier made mistakes in your name and date of birth, please don’t forget to correct it. It’s effected within 24 hours of application online.
Importance of the NYSC medical report certificate
1) The medical certificate will provide NYSC management the necessary medical details about you.
2) It will tell the NYSC management whether your situation could be managed or not on the camp.
3) Whether your medical condition can cause harm to other healthy corp members e.g a TB patient could cause medical harm to others.
4) To give NYSC deployment unit whether to post you to where medical facility is readily available for you.
5) Above all NYSC medical report certificate will assist the management in reducing cases of medical emergency and sudden deaths of corp members on camp.
6) Your medical report will also give the management an insight into how to adequately prepare for manageable emergencies.
Your NYSC medical report, we believe, should lead to more open dialogue between you and NYSC medical team whether you can complete the 3-week training or not.
How to obtain NYSC Medical report certificate
It is believed that such could be forged, you’re required to obtain such report from government recognised medical centre like NHIS certified hospital or government hospital, which must contain the contact details of the doctor that issued it.
Walk in to any government hospital, tell them you want to undergo a fitness test for your NYSC orientation course.
Depending on your channel, you may be required to pay a token.
Your blood sample (in rare case your urine) would be collected.
The blood sample is used to carry out the required test that will certify that you’re fit for the NYSC orientation exercise.
What kind of test will they carry out on my blood sample before a medical report certificate is issued?
You need not bother yourself about that as lab scientist knows the kind of test to carry out on you at the mention of medical report.