By Ismail M. Kabir
The Kogi State Ministry of Health has taken delivery of massive medical equipment for the GYB Door to Door HealthCare Initiative scheduled to commence from the 10th to 28th September 2019.
While speaking with newsmen at the handover ceremony today in Lokoja, the state’s commissioner for health, Hon. Saka Haruna who was represented by the permanent secretary to the ministry, Pastor Kolawole Johnson commended Governor Yahaya Bello for his high preference on the health of Kogi Citizens.
The commissioner also applauded the initiators of the project and their global partners for the robust preparation and quality of equipment deployed for the free medical outreach scheduled to hold across the three senatorial districts of Kogi State.
Thousands of Kogi state citizens are expected to benefit from the programme through free medication, diagnosis, treatment, surgeries, provision of medicated eye glasses, general consultations among others.
In his remark, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Projects, Hon. Abdulkareem Onyekehi Suleiman said that the project would consolidate on Gov. Yahaya Bello’s commitment to quality health delivery to Kogi citizens which forms a vital component of the five thematic areas of the NewDirection Blueprint.
Hon. Onyekehi further assured that wholesome medical service with Hi-Tech equipment which includes the use of fully facilitated Mobile Clinic to be manned by their foreign medical professionals will be delivered to Kogi citizens with varying medical challenges throughout the course of the programme.
The principal consultant for the project, Mr. Laurence Kyuka equally praised Governor Yahaya Bello for embracing the initiative with full support as driven through the office of the Chief of Staff, Hon Edward Onoja.
Mr. Laurence further noted that full packages of drugs to be freely administered on the beneficiaries of the project are already undergoing final assessment at the NAFDAC office in Abuja prior to their delivery to Kogi State ahead of the programme’s commencement, next week.
The GYB Door to Door HealthCare Initiative which will be fully implemented by Kogi State Ministry of Health is initiated by the office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Projects in Partnership with American, Asian and African Investment Group (Tipple A +), USA in collaboration with Gilead Quantum HealthCare Systems, USA.
The project is driven by the office of the Chief of Staff to the Governor and proudly supported by the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.