THE Kogi State Government has taken delivery of massive medical consumables to be used for medical outreach to cater for indigent patients across the state.
The healthcare program, tagged: ”GYB Door to Door Health Care Initiative,” is scheduled to commence from September 10 to 28, 2019, across the three senatorial zones of Kogi State.
Speaking to journalists at the handover ceremony on in Lokoja, the state’s Commissioner for Health, Hon. Saka Haruna Audu, commended Gov. Yahaya Bello for his high preference on the health of Kogi citizens.
Audu, who was represented by the permanent secretary to the ministry, Pastor Kolawole Johnson, also applauded the project’s initiators and their global partners for the robust preparation and quality of equipment deployed for the free medical outreach.
According to him, thousands of Kogi state citizens are expected to benefit from the programme through free medication, diagnosis, treatment, surgeries, provision of medicated eye glasses, general consultations among others.
In his remark, the Project Facilitator, Hon. Abdulkareem Onyekehi Suleiman, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Projects, said that the project would consolidate on Gov. Yahaya Bello’s commitment to quality health delivery to Kogi citizens.
According to Onyekehi, healthcare delivery forms a vital component of the five thematic areas of the NewDirection Blueprint.
Onyekehi further assured that wholesome medical service with Hi-Tech equipment which include the use of fully facilitated Mobile Clinic to be manned by foreign medical professionals would be offered to indigent patients suffering from varying medical challenges throughout the course of the programme.
The procedures to be freely carried out during the medical outreach are: diagnosis, treatment, medications, dentals, free medicated glasses, surgical operation, donation of mosquito Nets, high blood pressure, among others.
The principal consultant for the project, Mr. Lawrence Kyuka equally praised the governor for embracing the initiative with full support, driven by the office of the Chief of Staff, Hon Edward Onoja.
Kyuka further noted that full packages of drugs to be freely administered on the beneficiaries of the project are already undergoing final assessment at the NAFDAC office in Abuja ahead of their delivery to Kogi State for the commencement of medical outreach next week.
The GYB Door to Door HealthCare Initiative is to be fully implemented by Kogi State Ministry of Health was initiated by the office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Projects in Partnership with American, Asian and African Investment Group (Tipple A +) USA, in collaboration with Gilead Quantum HealthCare Systems, USA.
The project is driven by the office of the Chief of Staff to the Governor and proudly supported by the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
Equipment delivered includes: Endoscoopic Machines, Crutches, Syringes, Optical Equipment, Eye Glasses, IV Fluid Lines, Dypers for Women and Children, Postnatal packs, Mosquito nets medications, among others.
GYB Door to Door HealthCare: Kogi State Government Takes Delivery of Truckloads of Medical Equipment
Sep 06, 2019, 17:51 pm0212