By Funmi Adekoya

Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has reiterated his commitment to the general well-being and health of the people.

The Governor stated this at the flagged off the Imole free Medical and Surgical Outreach for 18000 people across the nine federal constituencies.

Addressing the people of Iwo, Ayedire and Olaoluwa Federal constituency at a hospital in Iwo where the event took place, Governor Adeleke said the medical and surgical intervention was borne out of his desire to provide sound and qualitative healthcare for people.

He said the medical outreach was part of his cardinal promise to the people during his campaign which he is ready to fulfill.

In his remark, The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi commended the governor for restoring hope to many people who could have died of curable diseases like cataracts, pterygium, hernia, lumps, hypertension, diabetes, malaria, tuberculosis among others.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Chief Medical Director, Uniosun Teaching Hospital who is also the Chairman of the medical outreach implementation committee, Professor Peter Olaitan said the team targets two thousand patients in each of the federal Constituencies.

Professor Olaitan said the turnout was unprecedented which implies that thousands of people are dying in silence by living with ailments that could be treated medically.

Radio Nigeria reporter noted that from outpatient to the surgical wards, medical teams had more than enough patients than anticipated but the leader of the team assured that they have medical supplies that can take care of the number.

Some of the beneficiaries of the free medical and surgical outreach expressed appreciation to the governor and prayed for the success of his administration.

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