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The Government of Ekiti State has registered over Two Thousand, Three Hundred (2,300) Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) for its comprehensive free healthcare policy.

Ekiti News reports that Princess Adetoun Agboola, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Education and Social Inclusion, disclosed this information during the “Ekiti Loni/Ekiti Today” radio program, which broadcasts every Thursday in all radio stations in Ekiti State.

According to the Special Adviser, the free healthcare policy is part of the state government’s initiatives to improve the lives of persons with disabilities (PWDs).

She added that other efforts include providing free education, empowerment opportunities, and equal access to employment.

Princes Agboola highlighted significant investments in improving the quality of life for PWDs in Ekiti, including:

  • Upgrading facilities and procuring essential tools like wheelchairs, hearing aids, and braille machines for government-owned special schools in Ido, Ikere, and Ikoro.
  • Establishing therapy rooms for speech and occupational therapy.
  • Employing physiotherapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, and rehabilitation scientists to support students and pupils.

The Special Adviser explained that the State Executive Council has also mandated that all public buildings, including malls, supermarkets, churches, mosques, schools, banks, and official buildings, must provide ramps and accessibility for people with mobility difficulties by the end of 2025, in compliance with global best practices.

Princess Agboola urged parents, community leaders, religious leaders, and stakeholders to advocate for the enrollment of children with special needs in government-owned special schools, free of charge.

She advised unregistered PWDs to register to gain access to free medical care at any Primary Health Centre across the 177 wards. Additionally, parents of children with special needs are encouraged to visit the Office of the Special Adviser on Special Education and Social Inclusion at the Governor’s Office Complex in Ado Ekiti on weekdays.

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  1. This program would be the best for Elderly People in Ekiti State.I really appreciate your support for healthcare for Ekiti residents thanks for your efforts good governance

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