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Edo announces free medical services for over 4,000 residents – Nigerian Observer

ByMadeleine J. Pierce

Apr 24, 2022

…offers treatments, surgeries for the heart, kidneys, eyes and other conditions

Edo State First Lady Ms Betsy Obaseki on Sunday announced free medical assistance for more than 4,000 Edo residents.

The medical outreach which will include surgeries and surgeries for the kidneys, heart, eyes and teeth, and other ailments, is being organized in partnership with the Nigerian Association of Physicians of the Americas (ANPA).

Obaseki, addressing a press conference to report on the scheme, said the exercise of free medical care is a way to give back to Edo citizens for supporting the state government, securing the governor’s re-election Godwin Obaseki September 19, 2020. governance poll.

She said, “The motivation for this medical mission is the support received from the people of Edo in the gubernatorial election, supporting the governor against all odds and ensuring he gets a second term. There’s no better way to say thank you than by providing people with free medical care.

“The governor has set aside millions of naira a month to settle and offset medical bills for indigent people in the state. The governor has set up the Mercy Committee for those with serious medical needs. This medical mission will address many Mercy Committee issues.

Ms. Obaseki said the list of indigent patients requiring medical attention has been captured for the free medical mission, noting that some of the services people will benefit from include cardiology, nephrology, ophthalmology and dental surgery, among others.

Meanwhile, Edo State Health Commissioner Prof. Obehi Akoria said 4,000 people had been screened for the medical mission, noting that 600 people required surgery while 300 were ready for surgery. surgical interventions.

She noted that 65 highly trained specialists are already in the state to team up with 200 volunteers, including clinical volunteers and no clinical volunteers.

Akoria added, “13 different theaters will accommodate the surgical needs of patients on this medical mission, as specialists from various fields of medicine are on the ground tending to these cases.”

The President of the Nigerian Association of Physicians of the Americas (ANPA), Dr. Christopher Okunseri, commended Betsy Obaseki for the initiative, expressing her association’s commitment to providing quality health services to the people of Edo.

He said: “Our collaboration aims to build capacity and also transfer skills. For the first time in more than 27 years of existence, we will be embarking on telemedicine which emerged as COVID-19 ravaged the world.