Nasarawa State Governor Flags-off Free Medical and Surgical Outreach
By Amina Mohammed, Lafia
The Nassarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule has commenced a free medical and surgical outreach in Nasarawa and Karu Local Government Area of the state.
The medical outreach was sponsored by Friends of Dr. Faisal Shu’aibu in support of Governor Abdullahi Sule’s re-election bid at the Palace of the Sarkin Nasarawa and Estu Karu.
Speaking at the venue of the outreach, Governor Sule commended the friends of Dr. Faisal Suaibu, for the initiative, aimed at taking care of people who cannot afford their bills despite health challenges.
According to him, “healthcare services is one of the topmost priorities of my administration, which is why the state had since started the State Health Insurance Scheme to ensure affordable health services to the people.
“The program would help in strengthening the health system, increasing access, and improving the quality of integrated primary health care services”.
More Healthcare Centres
The governor also promised to build more Primary Healthcare Centres in Karu LGA to meet the increasing population of the area, as the existing ones have been overstretched.
Also speaking, the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, of Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr. Faisal Shiaibu, explained that the outreach was aimed at improving the livelihood of people in the area and the state at large.
Dr. Faisal Shiaibu explained that the state government under Abdullahi Sule has done a lot to improve the health of the people and make healthcare services accessible to them.
“Health is wealth and the absence of good health could expose people to poverty and even death, hence the need for all hands to be on deck to ensure a healthy society”, Dr. Shuaibu said.
He said the state government had introduced State Health Insurance Scheme, expanded and equipped Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH) Lafia, and built and equipped General Hospitals across the state.