Ekiti lawmaker organizes medical outreach for constituents

* To incorporate health insurance benefits, others

By John Odunjo

The two day free medical outreach organised by the House of Representatives spokesperson, Hon Akin Rotimi, for his constituents in Ekiti North 1 Federal Constituency, will hold on Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16, 2023.

The programme is in collaboration with the Primary Healthcare Agency; Nigerian Medical Association, Ekiti State Branch; and Association of Resident Doctors, Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti.

The federal lawmaker, in a statement on Wednesday said the two-day medical outreach will hold at the Ikole Specialist Hospital on Friday and Oye General Hospital on Saturday from 7.00am to 2.00pm daily.

He said, “The scope of the Outreach include medical consultations; minor surgeries e.g. lipoma excision, lump excision; ear, nose and throat (removal of foreign objects); dental procedures (tooth extraction, scaling and polishing); eye tests and distribution of glasses; cataract surgeries; care for indigent patients; capturing of some members of the constituency under National Health Insurance Act (NHIA).”

The lawmaker said hundreds of people will be incorporated in the health insurance scheme to over their basic medical care for one year.

She said, “The hundreds of people to be incorporated in the health insurance scheme will get free health treatment, drugs and all consultations free for the next one year in any of the over 50 health facilities in the state.

“We will also be offsetting the medical bills of a few of our people held in hospitals for outstanding bills. We will be working with the leadership at the wards level to provide logistics for people to be brought to Ikole from all communities,” the lawmaker said.

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