100,000 for free medical care, surgeries – Oyo government

Oyo State Government says as many as 100,000 people will have access to free medical care, including eye and dental care, across the state during the first quarter of the 2022 Omituntun Free Medical Mission , which aims to bring health services to the doorstep of the people, especially at the grassroots.

During the launch of Omituntun 2022 Free Medical Mission at Ajia Primary Health Care Center in Ona-Ara Local Government Area, Health Commissioner Dr. Taiwo Ladipo said he was in line with the cardinal agenda of the state government to ensure that the indigent can also avail of free health care services including minor surgeries.

“The intention is to go through the 33 LGAs and ensure that people have the opportunity to avail of free medical services which will be managed by the state health team.

“It is hoped that people will take advantage of this opportunity to get the medical services they need.

“We hope this will lead to improved health conditions across the state. The mission will take care of each case, and if there is a need for referral, will facilitate this as appropriate at the government general hospital,” he said.

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Omituntun’s free medical mission coordinator, Dr Wale Falana, said the mission, which offers free comprehensive health care services once a year, is now held quarterly as part of measures to to stem medical quackery and to ensure that individuals get free treatment and minor surgery at their doorstep. .

Falana, director of secondary health care and training at the Oyo State Ministry of Health, said the free health mission which also offers health education on different issues had registered 100% of all its surgeries. and interventions.

“These are surgeries like removal of breast lumps and hernia surgery that don’t necessarily require admission. For example, hernia is common in children. Hernia in children is not a new thing. The children are affected but because of poverty, they do not go to the hospital.

“Last year, Omituntun Free Medical Mission treated 400,000 patients across the state. The previous year, 350,000 patients also received free medical care services.

“We know our limitations and the cases are handled by experts; that’s why we recorded 100% success.