100 doctors to offer free medical services in Kebbi

A team of doctors and health workers, including volunteers, operating on a patient at the ongoing free surgical operation exercise sponsored by the Kwara State Government, Kwara State Association of Nigeria, North America, and Sekinah Medical Outreach in Ilorin General Hospital, Ilorin, the state capital.

The Kebbi Government in collaboration with a team of 100 doctors from the country, Chile and United States will offer free surgeries and treatment to patients in Kebbi, beginning from October  28.


The Permanent Secretary, state Ministry of Health, Hajiya Halima Dikko, made the disclosure at a news briefing in Birnin Kebbi.


“The surgical operation is free; it is an assistance to patients suffering from various ailments who can hardly afford the cost of the treatment.



For five years now, we have been in partnership with the American and Chilean team of medical doctors from Moses Lake Foundation from America.


Over 100 doctors will begin the medical outreach on October 28 and finish on November 10 this year.



The doctors comprise consultants from Ibadan and Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospitals, as well as Birnin Kebbi Federal Medical Centre,” she said.


The outreach will be done in Kalgo Medical Centre, in Kalgo Local Government Area of the state.



The patients after they undergo check-ups from their local government areas, will be conveyed to Kalgo by their local government authorities to the center free,” Dikko said.


The permanent secretary said patients battling with diabetes, cervical cancer, hypertension, hernia and dental disease were among targeted beneficiaries of the outreach.