Over 36,000 Patients Benefit From On-Going Free Health Mission

November 24, 2012

L-R: Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Ekiti State, Dr. Obadare Ojo; Project Coordinator, Development Support Initiative, DSI, Dr. (Mrs) Dolapo Fasawe; and Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, during the State's Free Health Mission, covering Ekiti South/Central Senatoral District, in Igede-Ekiti... on Saturday.

Over 36,000 patients have far   benefited in the ongoing free health intervention mission organised by the Ekiti State Government in conjunction with a non-governmental organisation, the Development Support Initiative (DSI).
Speaking in Ado Ekiti on the progress of the health intervention programme, the leader of the DSI team, Dr. Dolapo Fasawe said that the medical team has visited seven out of the nine designated local government areas in the Ekiti Central and Ekiti South Senatorial districts.

Dr. Fasawe who highlighted areas covered to include Ikere, Orun, Emure, Omuo, Ilawe, Agbado and Ado Ekiti, said the components of the mission were the general out-patient unit, dental services, eye
services, immunisation as well as HIV/AIDS test and counselling unit.
She expressed satisfaction with the turn out and cooperation of the people,  adding that the support of each community visited by the medical team contributed largely to the success recorded in the programme.
Commenting on the health intervention programme, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Mobilisation and Orientation, Mr Tope Osatoyinbo commended the medical team comprising of officials of the State Ministry of Health and DSI for what he described as their unrelenting
efforts at ensuring the success of the programme.
Osatoyinbo who also expressed delight with the turnout for the exercise, stressed the need for the people to be conscious of their health status.

In his remarks, the Chairman of Ekiti South West Local Government, Mr Kolawole Genge expressed appreciation to Governor Fayemi for approving the establishment of a new General Hospital at Ilawe Ekiti.
Mr Genge however solicited the continued support of the people for the administration in order to ensure the success of its 8-point agenda which he described as people oriented.

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