By Mumini AbdulKareem
No fewer than two thousand five hundred widows in Kwara state have benefitted from free medical services meant to provide succour to the needy in the society.
The programme, which featured free medical tests and provision of drugs, was organised by the chairman Governing Council of the Kwara State School of Nursing, Oke-Ode, Dr Seyi Adigun held at Ajengbe, Irepodun local government weekend.
The beneficiaries were also provided with financial assistance worth several thousands of naira.
While declaring the programme open, Adigun said the free medical services and financial support was the 8th in the series of empowerment and free medical consultations which include laboratory tests and drugs/medications dispensation by qualified nurses, doctors and other medical personnel.
He added that it would go a long way to complement government efforts to provide quality health care delivery and support to the needy in the society.
He called on other well to do people in the society to assist the government and support all the laudable health initiative in the state.
According to him “This is the continuation of the series of the empowerment programmes to support the efforts of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and Governor Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed–led APC administration in the state on sustainable development.
He promised to continue to support the youths and women in all communities across the state, especially in Irepodun.
In his remarks, Senator Rafiu Adebayo Ibrahim said the programme was a welcome development and thanked the initiator for contributing his quota to socio economic development of the state.
Represented by the APC youth leader in Irepodun, Alhaji Samsondeen Bada, Ibrahim said the effort will go a long way to complimenting the efforts of the party leadership and the Kwara State government on health care delivery system for rural communities in Irepodun and environs.
In their separate responses, many of the beneficiaries who were treated for hyphenation and diabetes among other ailments, expressed joy over the exercise and called on others in the state to emulate the gesture.