Kaduna Governor extends medical outreach to 3 LGAs

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By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State has launched a Free Community Medical Outreach initiative for the Makarfi, Ikara, and Kudan Local Government Areas.

The initiative is aimed to provide high-quality healthcare to the people of Kaduna.

The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr. Abdulkadir Muazu Mayere, who represented the Governor, in a speech, said that the outreach is a response to the unique healthcare needs of rural communities, aiming to deliver critical medical services directly to their doorstep.

“This programme is conducted on a quarterly basis, rotating through the various geo-political zones within the state.

“The outreach aims to benefit approximately 3,000 individuals over its three-day duration, offering complimentary healthcare services”,
The services also includes “Comprehensive medical examinations, General Out-Patient Department (GOPD) and consultations.

Others include “Various surgical procedures from minor to intermediate complexity, Ophthalmological (eye care) services and Health education sessions respectively.

In January 2024, the Kaduna State Government, in collaboration with Qatar Charity, launched the first quarter of the programme to enhance healthcare access and reduce financial strain by providing free eye care and surgeries for 3,600 underprivileged individuals across the state.

The program was held at Hajiya Gambo Sawaba Memorial Hospital (Zone One), Yusuf Dantsoho Memorial Hospital (Zone Two), and Sir Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa Memorial Hospital Kafanchan (Zone Three), and titled: #OneYearOfGovUbaSani

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