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Published On: Tue, Apr 29th, 2014

North American doctors arrive Ilorin for free medical services

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From Olanrewaju Lawal, Ilorin

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

This was part of efforts by indigenes of Kwara state in the Diaspora to support government’s healthcare services through 500 meters access to quality primary healthcare.

Kwara State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed while addressing the team which comprises pharmacists, consultants and neurologists from the United States of America said his administration is committed to partnering with Non-Governmental Organisations across the world to improve access to qualitative healthcare by the people of the state. He spoke when the group paid a courtesy visit to him at the Governor’s office in Ilorin.

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

Governor Ahmed assured the people that the state’s community health insurance scheme was being expanded to attain state wide coverage in order to ensure improved access to medical care by the people. The Governor said his administration’s health policy was designed to drive governance through the availability of healthy work force with improved capacity.

The leader of the KSANG medical team, Mr. Wole Adeoye, in his remarks said the team would be in Kwara state for two weeks to provide free medical service and surgery to patients across the state.

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