Residents of Ogun state to receive free surgical operations


Residents of Ogun State are now able to register to receive free surgical services, according to the state government.

Governor Dapo Abiodun ordered the intervention to help the people at this trying time, according to Dr. Afolabi Dosunmu, Executive Secretary of the Ogun State Health Insurance Agency, who spoke during the exercise’s flag-off at the State Hospital, Ijaye, Abeokuta.

Based on the statement made on Monday by  Dosunmu as saying, “The modalities are very simple as long as you are a resident of the state; as long as you have one surgical need or the other, you are free to walk into any of our state or general hospitals and enroll on the insurance scheme.

“The doctors there will assess you if it is a case that is ready for surgery and once all other parameters have been concluded, we will get the surgery done.”

“It is possible for someone to have, for example, a cataract, and the cataract is not yet matured, we will still enroll the person. We will give the person a date for when the cataract will mature.

“For example, if you want to remove a fibroid, when you see the doctor and the doctor says your electrolyte is a bit high or your blood pressure is a little bit high, it needs to be controlled before you can be taken in for surgery.”

Due to the high number of cases requiring immediate attention, the Executive Secretary announced that surgery procedures would begin today, Tuesday.

Alex Obichie
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