Over three thousand people benefit from medical outreach in Bayelsa state

Over three thousand indigenes and non indigenes of Bayelsa state have benefited from the medical outreach organized by the State Sustainable Development Goals, (SDGs)

Beneficiaries received free medical care from medical professionals including surgeons and pharmacist who provided services like screening for hypertension, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, Covid-19 and vaccination as well as surgeries.

The medical outreach took place at Sampou community in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area in Bayelsa Central, Sagbama town in the West Senatorial district and climaxed at Ogbolomabiri in Nembe LGA in Bayelsa East Senatorial District.

Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Sustainable Development Goals, Dr. Ebiwari Wariowei, who stated this during an interview, said the essence of the medical outreach was to provide immediate critical healthcare to people of the state.

While thanking the State Governor, Douye Diri for approving funds for the health intervention programme, Dr. Wariowei emphasized that the agency remains a key vision driver of the Prosperity Agenda of the governor.

He presented some wheel chairs and crutches to physically challenged persons, visited the theatre room to encourage patients undergoing surgery for hernia.

Also, the Health Desk Officer at the Bayelsa SDGs Office, Dr. Lily Appah expressed delight that the people in the three senatorial districts turned out in their numbers to take advantage of the services offered by the medical team.

She equally thanked the medical team for carrying out their task professionally and urged the people to expect more health interventions in the coming days as the Bayelsa SDGs Office is committed to impacting lives.

A beneficiary, Mr. Banks Oro, who is a legal practitioner based in Sagbama town described medical outreach as a welcome development and thanked Governor Diri and SDGs Office for organizing it.

Mr. Banks however advised that the medical outreach be organized quarterly to give the people who are desirous of accessing quality healthcare the chance to do so.