180,000 Patients Receive Free Health Care in Kogi

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A total of 180,000 people have so far benefited from free medical services in Kogi State.

The Special adviser to the governor on free medical care, Captain Yakubu Okatahi (rtd) who disclosed this in Lokoja, said the programme has yielded positive results in the rural areas.

He said the performance of the programme initiated by the government in 2012 cannot be over emphasised.

He said CEDIO Outreach; a nongovernmental organisation handling free medical service in the western and central senatorial districts has treated 30,000 patients, while the other two groups in charge of the eastern senatorial district also treated 150,000 patients.

He added that Governor Wada Idris has done much in the area of healthcare, saying the patients were treated free of charge.

Okatahi said “In his 2011 campaign, Captain Idris Wada, promised to make health care a central point of his administration. He had fulfilled the promise by extending medical care to those who cannot afford it”.

He appealed to the people to support the administration to enable them enjoy the desired dividend of democracy

He lauded the governor for his effort at restoring peace in the state, even as he said the elimination of violence in politics and empowerment of youth and women has brought peace to the state.




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