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Over 1,300 people Benefited from Ekiti State Free Health Program

Over 1,300 people were treated for various ailments during a 4-day free health mission organized by the Ekiti State Ministry of Health in four communities in the State.

The health mission, which was jointly sponsored by the Ekiti State Government and Grace Project International, a Non-governmental Organization (NGO), was held at Ipoti, Otun, Erinmope and Ikun Ekiti.

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Olurotimi Ojo explained that the programme was a brainchild of some Ekiti indigenes in the medical profession across the globe.

Noting that assessable, affordable and health care delivery is one of the 6-cardinal programmes of the Fayose led administration; Ojo reiterated the commitment of the administration to guaranteeing qualitative health care service particularly to the downtrodden.

According to him, the welfare of the people remained top priority of the State Government, adding that the proposed State Health Insurance Scheme as well as provision of free health service for pregnant women and children under age of 5years are part of efforts at keeping the people healthy in addition to reducing mortality and morbidity rate in the State.

He highlighted other steps taken by government to strengthen health care delivery in the State to include the devolution of health personnel from the Local Government Service to the State Primary Health Care Development Agency for improved service delivery.

The Commissioner however noted that all government’s efforts would be wasted if the people refuse to take advantage of the gesture to improve their lots.

He therefore, appealed to all and sundry to patronize government’s Health facilities in order to benefit from the attempt of the present administration in the State to better their lot.
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