THE Oyo State authorities says that no fewer than 100,000 folks will entry free medical care, together with eye and dental care, throughout the state within the first quarter of the 2022 Omituntun Free Medical Mission, which is geared toward taking well being care providers to the doorstep of individuals, particularly on the grassroots.
Whereas flagging off the 2022 Omituntun Free Medical Mission on the Main Well being Care centre, Ajia, Ona-Ara Native Authorities Space, the Commissioner for Well being, Dr Taiwo Ladipo, said that it was according to the cardinal agenda of the state authorities to make sure that the indigent may assess free healthcare providers, together with minor surgical procedures.
“The intention is to go throughout all of the 33 LGAs and be sure that persons are given the chance of free medical providers that shall be run by the well being workforce of the state.
“It’s hoped that folks will utilise this chance to get the medical providers that they require.
“We hope that this may result in an enchancment within the state of well being throughout the state. The mission will attend to each case, and if there may be want for referral, will facilitate such appropriately to the federal government’s normal hospital,” he stated.
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Coordinator, Omituntun Free Medical Mission, Dr Wale Falana, said that the mission, which gives free complete well being care providers yearly, now holds quarterly as a part of measures to stem medical quackery and guarantee people get free remedy and minor surgical procedure at their doorstep.
Falana, the director, Secondary Well being Care and Coaching, Oyo State Ministry of Well being, stated the free well being mission that additionally gives well being training on totally different points had recorded 100% in all its surgical procedures and interventions.
“These are surgical procedures like elimination of breast lumps and hernia surgical procedure which don’t essentially require admission. As an example, hernia is frequent in youngsters. Hernia in youngsters will not be a brand new factor. Kids have it however due to poverty, they don’t go to the hospital.
“Final yr, Omituntun Free Medical Mission attended to 400,000 sufferers throughout the state. The earlier yr, 350,000 sufferers additionally benefited from free medical care providers.
“We all know our limitations and instances are dealt with by consultants; which is why we have now recorded 100% success.”