Ogun State Government plans free pediatric surgery for 200 children | The Guardian Nigeria News
The Ogun State Government, in conjunction with Leicester Children’s Hospital, has planned to provide free medical surgery to 200 indigent children in the state.
The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, Dr. Oluwabunmi Fatungase disclosed this yesterday.
Fatungase said the five-day free pediatric surgery expedition would also enable the state government to reduce medical tourism and give the less privileged the opportunity to be treated and operated on without paying a penny.
The OOUTH CMD who spoke at the launch of the medical outreach held at the OOUTH said that children suffering from medical cases, such as hernia and hydrocele, undescended testicles, hypospadias, hirshsprung disease, malformations anorectales and bumps, as well as swelling, would benefit from free surgery
ALSO, State Health Commissioner Dr. Tomi Coker, who spoke about the program, noted that the exercise is a historic moment for the University Hospital and the country as a whole, noting that the goal of exercise is about 250 indigent children.
Coker, while noting that the exercise was only made possible because of Governor Dapo Abiodun’s leadership style, which encouraged collaboration, inclusiveness and innovation, thanked the Governor for his significant investment in the hospital, which she said had redhead philanthropists. collaborate with the State to modernize infrastructure and invest in modern medical equipment.
Abiodun, while declaring the program open, said his administration would do everything possible to improve the quality and service delivery of medical personnel.
He said his administration would further explore how to deepen the relationship and collaboration between the state government and Leicester Children’s Hospital, adding that the medical outreach program is a noble initiative that his administration would continue to pursue. support for the overall benefit of the state. .
The governor said his administration had over the past three years increased the number of ambulances from five to more than 50, adding that the ambulances are backed up by tricycle ambulances, which have the ability to access health centers from primary health care where vehicle ambulances cannot reach.