Good health, good governance and good leadership style is germane to public trust.
The Oyo State Government in Nigeria, under the leadership of Governor Abiola Ajimobi disclosed this to newsmen that more than one million people in the state are to benefit from his administration’s Free Health Missions.
At the launch and kick off ceremony of the Free Health Missions at Adeoyo Maternity Centre, Yemetu, Ibadan, the state capital. The ceremony witnessed top government officials in the state.
It was disclosed by the Governor that “Free Health Missions” was one of the cardinal programmes of his administration.
The Governor further stated as follows that “Provision of free medical services to all and sundry is a paramount responsibility of this administration and we will not relent on our oars in doing this.
“Since its inception in 2012, over one million people have benefited from this programme and it is expected that another one million people will benefit from this last phase.
“It is our responsibility to provide free health care services for all, particularly at this time when majority is facing a crunch in the economy of Nigeria.
“This ceremony is also significant in the history of this administration in that it kick-starts the sixth year anniversary of our administration,’’ he said.
The Governor of the state also advised and urges the people of his state to eat good food, that prevention of diseases is better than cure.
The operation of the Free Health Mission was enumerated as follows that the mission would be taken to all local government areas of the state.
The Permanent Secretary, Hospital Management Board, Dr. Biliaminu Adeogun, saluted and praised the Governor for the introduction of the Free Health Missions.
Also at the gathering, free medical screening and testing was carried out by medical personnel and specialist on people with diabetes, hypertension, eye treatment, medical surgeries were also being provided free in hernia, hydrosele etc
The participants and beneficiaries at gathering expressed their joy and thanked the government for make modern health facilities available in the state.