By kazeem Awojoodu, Ibadan.
No fewer than four hundred thousand of Oyo State residents will benefit from the second quarter of Omituntun Free Medical Mission that was flagged – off at the State Hospital Oyo.
The development according to the State First Lady, Engr. (Mrs.) Tamunominini Makinde is a collaboration program between her office and the State Ministry of Health to ensure that all and sundry in the State have access to free, good and quality health care service.
SWIndependent.com.ng reports that Mrs. Makinde said, this project ‘Omituntun Free Medical Mission is a vision between me and my husband towards ensuring that the citizens and residents across the State have access to adequate health care delivery.
“The free health mission is aimed towards assisting and giving the necessary supports to the residents of the state across all local government areas towards making lives more meaningful to them.
“This second Omituntun Free Health Mission is targeted to address series of health challenges of not less than 400, 000 residents of the State.
“The free health mission will cater for series of medical tests and surgeries such as Malaria, hypetitise, HIV, surgical treatments for hynea, dental care, free breast cancer screening, free eye treatments, free recommended eye glasses, among others.
“The program will reduce the number of women with breast cancer in the State. Mrs. Makinde said.
The flag – off event is well attended by top government officials such as the State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Alhaja Faosat Ajoke Sanni, Mrs. Funmilayo Orisadeyi the State Communissioner for Special Duties, Senior Special Adviser on Diaspora Matters to Governor Makinde, Mrs. Bolanle Sarumi Aliyu, Commissioner for Health, Dr. Bashir Bello, the Permanent Secretary to Ministry of Women Affairs, Christiana Abioye. among others.