By Balkis Tijani.
The Kwara state government has announced a week-long free multimillion naira medical and surgical intervention, set to kickoff tomorrow at the Ilorin General Hospital.
The surgical intervention which targets 500 beneficiaries would involve procedures such as cataract, glaucoma, hernia, neurosurgery among others, and is scheduled to hold between 23rd and 27th September.
According to a statement issued today by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Health Matters, Prof. Wale Sulaiman, the state government had released the sum of N26.9m for the intervention, which covers the medical missions conducted across the state a few weeks ago.
“These interventions are a part of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s agenda to ensure good healthcare for the people. The Governor had graciously released the sums of N26.9m for the interventions, covering the medical missions conducted across the state a few weeks ago and the cost of purchasing the equipment to prepare the hospital for these procedures in line with global best practices.
“The exercise is in partnership with the KSANG, Sekinah and the Kwara State chapter of the NMA which brought US and Nigeria-based medical experts for the mission”, he said.
Prof. Sulaiman noted that the patients for the surgery had been generated from the medical missions to the three senatorial districts of the state.
The state government had a week ago held some preliminary Hepatitis and anti-polio Campaign at the College of Education (CoE) Lafiagi, in an effort to eradicate the spread of Hepatitis in the state.