US-based Kwarans of­fer free medi­care

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ab­dul­la­teef Aliyu, Ilorin

A med­i­cal team of the Kwara State As­so­ci­a­tion in North Amer­ica (KSANG) yes­ter­day ar­rived Ilorin to pro­vide free med­i­cal ser­vices, in­clud­ing surg­eries to pa­tients.

This is part of ef­forts by Kwarans in di­as­pora to sup­port govern­ment’s health­care ser­vices to en­sure the at­tain­ment of the 500 me­ters ac­cess to qual­ity pri­mary health­care.

Ad­dress­ing the team which com­prises phar­ma­cists, con­sul­tants and neu­rol­o­gists from the United States of Amer­ica dur­ing a cour­tesy visit to Govern­ment House in Ilorin, Gover­nor Ab­dul­fa­tah Ahmed re­it­er­ated his ad­min­is­tra­tion’s com­mit­ment to part­ner­ing with non-gov­ern­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tions across the world to im­prove ac­cess to qual­i­ta­tive health­care.

“It’s only through part­ner­ship that ac­cess to qual­i­ta­tive health­care could be achieved and sus­tained, given the cap­i­tal in­ten­sive na­ture of med­i­cal care”, Ahmed said.

Leader of the team, Mr Wole Adeoye, said they would be in Kwara for two weeks to pro­vide free ser­vices. Adeoye com­mended the state govern­ment’s med­i­cal pol­icy, es­pe­cially the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of five gen­eral hos­pi­tals and the ex­pan­sion of the com­mu­nity health in­sur­ance scheme.

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