Ogun students to get free surgery


The Chief Medical Director of the Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Dr. Oluwabunmi Fatungase, has disclosed that no fewer than 200 indigent children in Ogun State will undergo free medical surgery.

Fatungase added that the five-day free paediatric surgery is being undertaken by the state government in collaboration with Leicester Children’s Hospital.

She said the programme would also allow the state government to reduce medical tourism and give the less privileged the opportunity to be treated and operated upon free.

Speaking at the commencement of the medical outreach held at the OOUTH, Sagamu on Monday, the CMD said children with medical cases such as hernia and hydrocele, undescended testes, hypospadias, hirschsprung disease, anorectal malformations and lumps and swelling, will be given free surgery.

The state governor, Dapo Abiodun, said his administration would continue to do all it could to improve the quality and service delivery of medical personnel in the state.

Abiodun added that his administration would further explore how to deepen the relationship and collaboration between the state government and the Leicester Children’s Hospital.

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