The TY Danjuma Foundation (TYDF) in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) has commenced free surgical mission at the Federal Teaching Hospital in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State for 300 indigent citizens of the state.
The free surgical mission was flagged of by the Ebonyi State governor represented by the deputy governor, Dr Eric Kelechi Igwe at the premises of the Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (FETHA). A large contingent of representatives of the state government, local government officials, and traditional leaders witnessed the event.
The deputy governor in his remarks commended the Foundation and especially the Founder, Lt. Gen. TY Danjuma (rtd) for giving back to the country and emphasized the state government’s commitment to supporting initiatives that will improve lives of Ebony citizens.
The Grants and Partnership officer, Gima H. Forje who spoke on behalf of the Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation clearly outlined the Foundation’s mission to Ebonyi State and the partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health for the promotion of the health and wellbeing of indigent Nigerians.
The agreement to carry out two-week free surgical mission commencing on June 7, 2018 to June 21, 2018 was reached late in 2017 between FMoH and the Foundation after a series of consultations to identify communities with the most needs for urgent intervention. The surgical procedures to be performed at FETHA for the 300 indigent patients include medium and intermediate surgical conditions like herniorrhaphy, cataract removal, hydrocelectomy, hemorrhoidectomy, etc.