Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has said reiterated his administration’s commitment to the provision of affordable, quality health care for residents of the state.
Ajimobi spoke on Monday in his office when he received delegations from Access to Basic Medical Care Foundation (ABC) and Jesus House of UK.
Concise learnt that ABC and Jesus House Heathcare Mission are partnering the state government to offer free healthcare services to 2,500 inhabitants of the state.
The partnership was facilitated by Mrs Florence Ajimobi, wife of the state governor, through ABC, her NGO.
The governor said that over 1.5 million people in the state had been treated free of charge through the free health mission of the present administration in the last seven years.
He said that no fewer than 18,000 residents of the state were screened for cervical cancer, prostate cancer and other life-threatening ailments.
Ajimobi commended the medical team from the UK and called on other Nigerians in the Diaspora to participate in the socio-economic development of their respective states.
He was hopeful that an average of 2500 residents would benefit from the free health programme.
In her address, Mrs Ajimobi said the programme was initiated to complement the health care delivery system of Oyo State Government.
“The free health care programme would last for five days as minor surgeries, dental care, prostate cancer screening, cervical cancer screening and malaria treatment would be attended to,” she said.
In their separate remarks, Pastor Agu Irukwu, the head of the mission and Dr Ajibade Salami, leader of the medical team, said the mission would work with ABC and the state ministry of health.
They said that the team comprises specialists in clinical oncology, Gynecology, dental surgeons and several other specialists.
Salami said that the team arrived the state with over 1000 free bed kits for pregnant women.
NAN reports that the programme, scheduled to end on Friday, will be held across five local governments in the state.