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EKITI FINE TUNES ARRANGEMENTS FOR SMOOTH COMMENCEMENT OF FREE HEALTH PROGRAM FOR PWDS.

EKITI FINE TUNES ARRANGEMENTS FOR SMOOTH COMMENCEMENT OF FREE HEALTH PROGRAM FOR PWDS.

EKITI FINE TUNES ARRANGEMENTS FOR SMOOTH COMMENCEMENT OF FREE HEALTH PROGRAM FOR PWDS.
Ekiti State Commissioner for Health, Banji Filani

As part of efforts to ensure the success of the free medical programme for People With Disabilities initiated by the Ekiti State Government, top officials of the Ministry of Health and Human Services and the Office of the Special Adviser on Special Education and Social Inclusion have continued to hold high level talks to ensure the smooth take off
of the programme.

Speaking against the backdrop of the meetings held
with the Special Adviser on Special Education and Social Inclusion in Ado-Ekiti to fine tune and finalize arrangements for the take-off of the free medical programme, the State Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Oyebanji Filani announced that plans have been finalized across all primary health facilities in the state to give free health care services to People with Disabilities (PWD).

The Commissioner said both MDAs are committed to collaborating on the shared prosperity vision of Governor Biodun Oyebanji and ensuring the complete integration of democracy’s benefits for every individual in the State regardless of their level of disability.

He emphasized that health outcomes in Ekiti should improve, given the suite of high impact health interventions accessible to all residents of the state no matter their status.

In her remarks, the Special Adviser on Special Education and Social Inclusion,Princess Adetoun Agboola who pledged her
Agency’s commitment to mobilizing People with Disabilities from communities to take advantage of the government-provided facilities urged concerned individuals to register their relatives at any of the Primary Health Care facilities, with their NIN and a passport photograph, emphasizing that the registration and subsequent healthcare services would be provided at no cost at the point of need.

Expressing gratitude to the State Government for giving full support for the take-off of the programme, Agboola revealed that her Agency recently initiated free training and empowerment programmme , graduating 30 PWDs who were presented with over N6 million worth of working tools in the first batch of the Programme.

She stressed that registration is currently ongoing for the next batch of trainees under the scheduled to run in three segments throughout the year.

Agboola also noted that Governor Oyebanji was prioritizing the completely free boarding school education for PWD in the three Special Schools in the State

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