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Ogun Indigenes Get Free Medical Surgery

Over 120 indigent patients in dire need of health services have received medical treatment including surgeries across communities in Ogun State sequel to a medical mission by a team of Doctors from the United States in collaboration with Ajose Foundation and the Office of the Ogun State First Lady.

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The wife of the State Governor, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun during the inspection of the medical operations at the Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital, Sagamu asserted that the programme was committed to extending medical services to people who could not afford to pay for their medical interventions, adding that thousands of patients had medical check-ups and were given free drugs and supplements.

According to her, “We have been partnering with Naykas Health Care Inc. who have come from the United States with over 20 doctors”

She commended the organisers and sponsors for giving back to the society and urged the people to pay greater attention to their health at all times.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Health, Dr. Tomi Coker said the programe augmented the efforts of Prince Dapo Abiodun in the health sector, saying the Doctors from the United States on medical mission availed the state their expertise and finances to give back to the society by providing quality health care service.

In her words “Since His Excellency took over administration in 2019, a large sum of money has been expended into upgrading of the modular theater to make it fit for this purpose. The theater where this operation is being carried out has been refurbished and equipped with modern facilities

“The ICU has also been refurbished, as well as the accidental emergency, renovated”

Doctor Tomi Coker stated that the present Administration had invested a lot of money in the health centers by renovating two health centers in each of the local governments in the state and introduced the Ogun State Health Insurance Scheme to enable citizens access affordable health care service.

On her part, the Chief Medical Director, Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital, Dr. Oluwabunmi Fatungase disclosed that the expatriates from Philadelphia, USA, were general surgeons, anesthetist nurses, physician anesthetists who she claimed had collaborated with the State health team to provide surgical interventions and technological sharing through teaching sessions and surgical protocol sessions.

The team lead, Naykas Health Care Inc, Dr. Kasumu Musbau, who was elated at the success of the medical mission said the programme was tailored towards giving back to the society by providing intra abdominal surgery, relational pancreas, liver, breast swelling and thyroid for retired, widow, disabled, and those who needed assistance in paying there bills.

Beneficiaries, including one Mr. Olarenwaju Popoola who couldn’t afford 350,000 for his Hernia medical bill appreciated organisers of the medical mission, particularly the Office of the First Lady for bringing the programme at a time when all hope were lost for him.

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