FCT Launches Renewed Hope Free Medical Outreach 

By Edward Samuel, Abuja

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In a significant stride towards enhancing public health, the Federal Capital Territory Administration, (FCTA) through Health Services and Environment Secretariat (HSES) has Launched Free Medical Outreach with the Renewed Hope Health Mission.

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In her Keynote address, the FCT Minister of State, Dr. Mariya Mohmoud who carried out the flag off of the outreach in Abuja the nations capital said the initiative aims to restore community trust in the healthcare system by providing comprehensive and accessible health services.

The Minister who was represented by the Mandate Secretary on Health and Environment Secretariat (HSES) Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dr. Dolapo Fasawe emphasized the holistic approach of the outreach, saying, “Health is not only the absence of disease; it is the total well-being of a person and society, especially for women and children.”

 

She highlighted the program’s focus on social and physical determinants of health, stressing the importance of mental health as part of overall well-being.

“The outreach is a direct result of a mandate from President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as communicated by the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike”.

Dr. Fasawe noted, “The President has given us a clear directive that healthcare must be accessible, affordable, and available to every citizen., the FCT is committed to addressing the alarming rates of maternal mortality by ensuring timely and quality healthcare for pregnant women”. She said.

“A cornerstone of the outreach is the FCT free health insurance scheme, which offers comprehensive care for pregnant women and their children up to one year old”. She added.

Dr. Fasawe explained, “This program not only offers free healthcare but also provides an opportunity to register on the FCT free health insurance scheme. “We want to ensure that no woman has to worry about the cost of delivering her baby safely, Nutrition education is another critical component of the outreach”.

“We are teaching people the connection between their diet and health”. “A balanced, affordable diet can prevent malnutrition and promote overall health”.

 

Dr. Fasewe said the program provides practical support by distributing 500 free gas cookers to encourage safe and efficient cooking methods.

“We are promoting clean cooking to reduce health risks from smoke and pollution, the outreach also addresses environmental health, aligning with the Health and Environment Secretariat’s mission”. She said.

“The quality of your health is directly proportional to the quality of your environment. We are providing gas cookers to reduce reliance on firewood, which contributes to respiratory issues and climate change”.

Dr. Fasawe assured the community that the benefits of the outreach would extend beyond the event. “We are leaving behind essential medical equipment to support local healthcare facilities”. She announced.

“Our goal is to ensure that the services offered today continue to be available in your nearest primary health care center”.

Dr. Fasawe reaffirmed the administration’s dedication to improving healthcare accessibility and quality.
“This is the administration of renewed hope, “We are committed to showing that the government is serious about your health and well-being, the services you receive here today are just the beginning.

“The Renewed Hope” medical outreach represents a significant step towards rebuilding trust in the healthcare system and ensuring that every citizen has access to the care they need.

 

The Permanent Secretary of the FCT Health Secretariat, Dr. Babagana Adams who speaks on behalf the the Mandate Secretary, HSES, Dr. Dolapo Fewase emphasized that despite the ongoing challenges, the health secretariat remains committed to serving the community, reflecting the dedication and hard work of their team.

He highlighted the significance of the event, which aims to provide medical attention, stating that everyone present would receive the necessary attention and care to women, children, and other vulnerable groups within the society.

“This initiative underscores their commitment to enhancing healthcare access and supporting those in need”. He said.

Dr. Adams expressed his hope for a successful outreach and reiterated the dedication of the health secretariat to serving humanity and ensuring that all individuals present would be attended to.

In his goodwill massage, His Royal Highness, Alh. Dr. Jibrin Haruna, the Gomo of Kuje, addressed the significance of the initiative by the FCT management and service aims to benefit the citizens of Kuje.

HRH Dr. Haruna expressed gratitude to the Minister and the Minister of State for bringing the project to fruition.

“The project has already brought smiles to the faces of many beneficiaries” he highlighted the positive impact of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s renewed hope agenda on the grassroots level.

Dr. Haruna also discussed the challenges faced by the community in accessing affordable healthcare.

“Previously, many people turned to expensive private hospitals or traditional native doctors for treatment. The new project offers a scientific and accessible alternative, which is a significant improvement for the community”. He said.

He encouraged the local population to utilize these services and move away from less reliable traditional methods.
Dr. Haruna called on governments across all states to emulate the initiative being implemented in Kuje, urging state and local government officials to adopt similar projects to ensure widespread healthcare benefits for their populations.

“By doing so, I believe that the overall health and well-being of the nation could be significantly improved over the coming years”. He added.

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