Ekiti Free Health Beneficiaries Hit 400,000

November 26, 2012

L-R: Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Ekiti State, Dr. Obadare Ojo; Governor Kayode Fayemi; and Commissioner for Health, Ekiti State, Professor Olusola Fasubaa, during the State's Free Health Mission, covering Ekiti South/Central Senatoral District, in Igede-Ekiti... on Saturday.

No fewer than 400,000 people have benefited from the free mobile health mission of the Dr Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State since inception in 2011.

The State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi made this known, Saturday in  Igede Ekiti at the end of the 6th edition of the quarterly free health mission.

Dr Fayemi who stated that the free health mission was established to cater for the section of the population not covered by the free health programme  of the government, which is meant for children under five years, pregnant women, elderly people above 65 years and the physically challenged.

He expressed satisfaction that the free health mission has helped in attending to medical needs at the grassroots.

The Governor, however,  urged the people to patronise the 293 Primary Health Centres across the State, even as he disclosed plans by the government to fortify the health centres.
Fayemi also advised the people against  consumption of too much starch, explaining that the record of the sixth  mission had shown that many of the patients were prone to diabetes.

Some of the beneficiaries who spoke at the event lauded the Governor for the initiative.

In her remarks, Mrs Folakemi Olorunfemi said aside the treatment, she received at the mission, she also got  drugs that are worth more than Five thousand Naira.
She said the medical assistance people got from the mission is a confirmation of the Governor’s commitment to the welfare of the citizenry.

Last modified: November 26, 2012

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