By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
No fewer than 700 residents of Osun benefitted from the free surgical operation organised by the Osun state to commemorate the one year anniversary of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.
The patients with various ailments ranging from hydrocelle; lipoma; breast lumps and other minor surgeries were freely operated across the three senatorial districts of the state.
The operation exercise started in Iwo, the headquarters of Osun West Senatorial District, on Wednesday November 20, where 175 patients were operated and given necessary drugs.
Afterward, the exercise was taken to Ilesa, the headquarters of Osun East Senatorial District, on Friday, November 22, where 182 surgical patients were operated.
Also, over 300 surgical patients had registered and are expected to be operated tomorrow in Osogbo, the Osun Central Senatorial headquarters.
Speaking on the development, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu, said the free medical mission and treatment were put together to mark the first year anniversary of Governor Oyetola in office.
He disclosed that some patients in need of minor surgeries such hydrocele, lymphoma, breast lump and hernia were operated in the course of the free medical exercise.
Isamotu, who described the exercise as ‘timely’, reiterated government’s commitment to the promotion of quality and healthy living.
He said the Ministry of Health with the support of the governor would continue to ensure free healthcare delivery at all levels.
In the same vein, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Health, Pharm. Siji Olamiju, noted that the initiative was conceptualised in furtherance of Governor Oyetola’s ‘good health for all’ initiative.
He commended the administration of Governor Oyetola for the procurement of adequate drugs and other health facilities across the hospitals in the state.