Health Stakeholder Partners Osun Govt. On Free Surgery
Over 100 adults and children in Osun State at the weekend benefited from the free surgery initiated by the Ilerioluwa Medical Outreach.
Herniorhaphies, herniotomies, excision of various lumps, and hydrocelectomies surgeries were conducted on patients by the medical team.
The medical fiesta which was sponsored by the Osun State Commissioner for Works and Transport, Mr. Remi Omowaiye in partnership with a private Therapist organisation was held at the State Specialist Hospital Ilesha, Osun State.
Speaking at the venue of the surgery, Mr. Omowaiye said the gesture was to complement the effort of the government in providing medicare for the ordinary citizens.
Mr. Omowaye who said the intervention cost millions of naira maintained that the beneficiaries were not members of any party, but just people who had the announcement on Radio Nigeria Gold FM and decided to take advantage.
He added that the surgery covered four areas and over 100 people including 40 children and 70 adults, both males and females, while he also assured that their post-surgical treatment would be attended to.
Leader of the medical team, Dr Simeon Afolayan said about 50 medical personnel including experienced surgeons, anesthetists and nurses were part of the team.
Dr Afolayan who commended the efforts of the sponsor, Mr. Remi Omowaye said the exercise was limited to cases such as hernia, breast lump, outer lumps and lipoma.
Similarly, former Chief Medical Director of LAUTECH Teaching Hospitals, Osogbo, Professor Femi Fadiora who is renowned surgeon described the gesture of hinted that each of the beneficiaries would not have paid less than 62 thousand naira, while others could be as much as 400 thousand naira in public health institutions for the surgery.
A beneficiary, Mr. Funminiyi Isadare noted that he would have had his herniotomy removed a long time ago, but for the financial constraints, thanking the commissioner for the kind gesture.
Many women who had the surgery performed on their children betrayed their emotions as the rolled on the ground in appreciation of the Commissioner.