The 2022 free medical and surgical healthcare intervention programme of the Kwara State government commenced Friday at Malete, Moro local government area of the state.
The state commissioner for health, Dr Raji Razaq, said the intervention was designed to create opportunities for members of the public with various health challenges to access free quality healthcare.
Raji said members of the public would get free medical consultancy, general surgery, eye surgery and provision of reading glasses.
While interacting with the beneficiaries, community leaders and health workers in Malete, the commissioner reiterated the commitment of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s administration to providing succour to all segments of the society.
He stated that the free healthcare service was being moved from one community to the other on a weekly basis and that all the local government areas of the state would be visited.
He expressed satisfaction with the quality of services being rendered and further explained that the commencement of the 2022 round of medical outreach marked the onset of the eighth round of community based state-wide healthcare interventions embarked upon by the AbdulRazaq administration.
The matron in charge of Comprehensive Health Centre, Malete, Alhaja Afusat Mohammed, expressed delight at government’s concern for the less privileged who she noted usually find it difficult to afford the cost of such surgical services.