Oyo Govt, CBM offer Free Surgery To 100 Indigent Patients

Oyo State Government through Primary Health Care Board, in partnership with the Christian Blind Mission (CBM) has commenced surgical intervention for 100 indigent patients with Hydrocele and Lymphedema Management across thirty-three local government areas of Oyo State.

While Speaking on Sunday, at Oke-Are Primary Health Care Center, Ibadan, venue of the surgery, the Executive Secretary, Oyo State, Primary Health Care Board, Dr. Muideen Olatunji disclosed that the programme was targeted at
Indigent patients who cannot afford the operation in the Private Hospitals.

According to him, “This programme is a program of Oyo State Primary Health Care Board in conjunction with Christian Blind Mission (CBM) to offer free Surgical intervention on Hydroceles and Lymphedema Management for close to 90 to 100 indigents patience across 33 local government areas of the state.”
“We have one of our programme interventions that we refer to as neglected tropical Diseases (NTDs)and there are many diseases under the NTDs, one of them is this hydrocele and many people tend to have these health issues, If you have that intend to be huge and tend to cause a kind of embarrassment to whoever has it, so the body(CBM) is supporting us to be able to operate most of these people that may have financial challenges in a way to be able to see solutions to the health issue they have.
We are conducting this programme in 33 local government areas of the state and mobilized people through our local NTDs coordinators to search for the people who have features to enlist them and bring them to this facility to be operated free of charge, that is the essence we are here today.

“We have just started today and hope to continue, we have a target between ninety and hundred people we want to operate. Today, we operated more than ten, and we wish to go further and continue with the programme and use this place as the central point, that the patients will be coming to and there is commission for them, when they come, like the cost of transport back home will be taken care of because we understand that they are not financially buoyant, we just want to use it to support them and encourage them, and most of the cases that may need for follow up, they should go to government primary health facilities.
“ You know the government has already renovated most of these facilities and been upgraded.
“The turnout is so impressive, and we are still expecting some that have these kinds of diseases.

Earlier in his speech, the Project Director, Christian Blind Mission (CBM) Enan Williams Adamani, who spoke through the Project Manager, Elizabeth Ezeobele, explained that the organization is in partnership with the Oyo state government to conduct lymphatic Filariasis morbidity and management disability prevention for residents of the state.
He maintained that the Oyo state government through the Primary Health Care Board focused on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
She commended the Oyo state government and its officials for the support they have shown towards the success of the programme.

While speaking on behalf of his son, who was among the beneficiaries, Mr. Sheriff Adeyemo, applauded the governor of the state for the gesture.
He also thanked the partner and medical team for prompt and qualitative health care given to his son at no cost.

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