The Medical Director of Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Katsina, Dr. Umar Farouk Abdulmajid, has disclosed to journalists in Katsina that the Federal Government is to sponsor the medical surgeries of no fewer than 10, 000 indigent patients of various ailments within three months across the country, saying that 30 of the patients would undergo harniaropics while 20 others were booked for hysterectomy.
According to him, all federal tertiary hospitals nationwide had been allocated different number of patients that would receive free surgeries in their facilities within the period.
Dr. Abdulmajid stressed that the programme being coordinated by Federal Ministry of Health zwould be funded by the Federal Government as part of the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari administration to bring succor to less privileged patients that could not afford the services rendered to them.
Also speaking in Katsina, the team leader of the surgeons, Dr. Habibu Ibrahim, has assured that they were capable and prepared to handle all the cases referred to them, however appealed to well meaning individuals and groups to complement the federal government’s initiative and bring succor to more indigent Nigerians.
He described the free medical surgery programme as one of the milestones so far recorded by the present administration in its efforts to touch the lives of the ordinary man.