Ekiti Free Health saves 2-year old boy
Ekiti Free Health Mission Outreach Team has saved the life of a 2-year
old boy, Yusuf Saka suffering from fever and anemia. Yusuf Saka hails
from Iyemero-Ekiti, which is one of the hard-to-reach settlements in
Ikole Local Government area of the State.
The boy, who would have died on that fateful day, was lucky to have
received prompt medical attention from the team that was on a mission
to the community.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health and Human Services, Dr.
Folakemi Olomojobi, who led the team urged parents and care givers who
were at Iyemero Comprehensive Health Centre to embrace the medical
opportunity presented by the Dr. Kayode Fayemi-led administration.
The Permanent Secretary advised them to always seek prompt medical
attention from health centers in their localities where they could
easily be referred to tertiary health institutions outside their
immediate community whenever there was any need for that.
Dr. Olomojobi revealed that the health team had concentrated on
hard-to-reach areas across the State to give adequate care to rural
Reacting to the gesture, the mother of the 2-year old boy, Mrs.
Rashidat Saka who could not hide her joy appreciated the state
government for organizing the free health programme describing it as
She sued for the continuation of the programme which she said would
save more lives in the State.
While expressing their appreciation to the State government on
the free medical care provided for them by government, some of the
beneficiaries of the health mission described the mission as
The next points of call of the free health mission would be
Igbemo and Iyin-Ekiti in Irepodun-Ifelodun Local Government areas on
Tuesday, while it would be the turn of Ire-Ekiti and ijelu-Ekiti in
Oye Local Government area on Wednesday, this week.