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The Ekiti State Government is poised to launch a comprehensive Free Surgical Mission aimed at delivering essential surgical care to residents of the state.

Ekiti News reports that the initiative underscores the government’s commitment to enhancing healthcare accessibility and improving health outcomes for the people of Ekiti State.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Oyebanji Filani in Ado-Ekiti.

The Commissioner said the Free Surgical Mission, which will be conducted across various healthcare Facilities in the state and is expected to cater for a wide range of surgical needs, including Caesarian Section, Hernia repairs, Appendectomies, Cataract surgeries, Lump removals, Fibroid Removal, Hydrocele (IPA) as well as some other minor and major surgical procedures

According to him, the initiative is designed to ensure that all residents, particularly those who are underserved and financially disadvantaged are provided with access to necessary surgical interventions without the burden of cost.

Dr. Filani stated that the Key Objectives of the Free Surgical Mission include: enhancing Healthcare Access, Providing free surgical services to residents who might otherwise be unable to afford such care as well as providing improved Health Outcomes and addressing surgical conditions that can significantly impact quality of life and overall health.

The Commissioner added that other objectives of the programme include, reducing healthcare Disparities and ensuring equitable healthcare delivery across all socioeconomic groups within Ekiti State.

Enrollment for patients in need of surgical intervention is currently underway at primary healthcare facilities across all wards in Ekiti State. According to the Commissioner, patients are required to provide their National Identification Number (NIN) and a passport photograph during enrollment for the programme.

Dr. Filani explained that surgeries will be conducted at selected hospitals equipped with the necessary facilities and qualified personnel to ensure safe and effective outcomes. Additionally, comprehensive post-surgical follow-up and rehabilitation services will be offered to support full recovery and address any potential complications promptly.

He expressed appreciation for Governor Biodun Oyebanji’s approval of the free surgical mission, highlighting that this initiative underscores the administration’s commitment to strengthening Ekiti State’s healthcare system.

Residents eligible for the program are encouraged to contact the Ekiti State Health Insurance Scheme for further details at the following numbers: 08033203314, 08067984529, 08039353420, and 08062520769.

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