30 Doctors Target 6,000 for Surgical Operation
As part of the decision of the Kebbi State Government to reach out to a large number of citizens with medical problems that they lack the financial resources to solve, a team of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and laboratory scientists that arrived Kebbi State from the United States of America last week have gone far at discharging their services to about 6,000 people with different ailments within two weeks of their stay in the state. The Permanent Secretary in the state’s Ministry of Health, Dr.
Abubakar Muhammed Kende, said two centres, Sir Yahaya Memorial Hospital, Birnin Kebbi and the General Hospital Zuru were selected for the medical treatment exercise, saying that”So far more than 6,000 people were received out of which over 800 were operated on their eyes. 500 others suffering from different ailments were also treated. In all, over 2,000 people have been treated and discharged since their arrival”, and he also stated that the medical team was invited by the State Government to offer medical outreach services in the state to boost its health care delivery initiatives and to reduce the number of ailments among the people. He explained, “The government realized that because of the economic hardship many people do not have access to quality health care services but with this they can get treatment free of charge. Since we received letter of commitment from them that they would be coming, the State Ministry of Health has embarked on mobilization of people for the treatment.”