The Kwara State Government has commenced a State-wide Free Surgical Intervention for members of the public with various forms of ailments that are amenable to surgical intervention in the State.
Speaking at the inauguration of the first surgical outing to herald the commencement of the free Surgical intervention, in Asa local government area of the state , governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazq assured members of the community of his commitment to health care of all and sundry .
According to him his administration will ensure the implementation of life saving interventions, infrastructural rehabilitation, recruitment and sustenance of a highly committed health work force for the state.
He explained that the state will soon commence the distribution of long lasting insecticide treated Nets across the 16 local Government areas of the state.
In his address of welcome, the state Commissioner for health ,Dr Raji Razaq highlighted the various categories of surgical interventions in the exercise to include removal of lumps, abnormal growths, groin swellings and eye surgery for visual restoration for both sexes and across all age brackets.
Over 1,000 people across the 16 local governments areas of the state are expected to benefit from both the surgical intervention and glasses.