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Diasporan community commences free medical outreach in Kwara

A 3 day free medical outreach involving medical experts from various fields, has begun in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.

The event which is scheduled to hold in the 3 Senatorial Districts of Kwara State is at the instance of Kwara State Association of Nigeria in North America and a nonprofit organisation, Sakinah Medical Outreach in conjunction with the State Government, Igbomina Mobile Healthcare and Offa Descendants Union in North America.

Beneficiaries of the free medical outreach

In an address, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Health Matters, Professor Wale Sulaimon who noted that frequent medical missions were as a result of deficiencies in the health sector, pledged government’s commitment to revamping the sector.

Professor Sulaimon stated that government had interacted with stakeholders in the sector to know how to intervene and gave an assurance that people would begin to see changes soon.

Speaking at the event, the Chairman, Healthcare Committee of KSANG, Pharmacist Wole Adeoye stated that the medical outreach aims to provide opportunities for the masses to access quality healthcare services at no cost.

The Executive Officer of Sakinah Medical Outreach, Dr Ayodeji Salman-Yusuf explained that the free health mission hope to reach as many people as possible and appealed for more donations and collaborations to assist people with various health challenges.

Some beneficiaries of the free medical mission thanked the organisers and appealed to relevant authorities to ensure that the exercise hold regularly.

The first day of the free medical outreach in Kwara South is being held at Ajase-Ipo Primary Healthcare Center, that of Kwara North, will hold tomorrow at Tsaragi Primary Healthcare Center and the other for Kwara Central will hold in Okelele Primary Healthcare Center on Friday.

Rasheedat Iliyas