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Published On: Sun, May 11th, 2014

Association to offer free medical services to 100 residents

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World Family Doctors’ DayBy Stanley Onyekwere

As part of activities to mark this year’s World Family Doctors’ Day, the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN), has concluded plan to offer free medical services to 100 residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in some designated hospitals within the territory.

President of the Association, Dr. Frank Odafen, who disclosed this in a statement, said the free services would include medical examination, treatment and surgical operations, which is expected to gulp about N20million.

He said the event which would hold on May 19 at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, would include a scientific session, where lectures would be delivered.

Odafen added that the association would also visit two schools in FCT to offer dental and eye examination for children, saying his members are out to improve the abysmal health indices, which the country is known for by the year 2020.

“We are out to assist the government and people of Nigeria in the provision of smooth, efficient and effective health care delivery system in the country,’’ he said.

He said the non-governmental organisation is aimed at promoting heal and allied services, to promote the welfare and integrity of its members for the overall improvement of all medical profession.

The association is the official body covering the organized private sector health care delivery in Nigeria, as a member of World Organization of Family Doctors.

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