Fayemi government offsets hospital bill of 44 indigent patients.
The Ekiti state Government has offset the medical bills of over 44
Ekiti residents who are currently undergoing surgical operations on
various ailments at the State Specialist and General Hospitals across
The hospital bills which ranged between ninety thousand and two
hundred thousand naira for each patient was in continuation of the
Free Health Mission embarked on by the Governor Kayode Fayemi-led
Ekiti State Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Mojisola
Yaya-Kolade explained that the exercise was a concluding phase of the
Free Health Mission that was carried out across the state earlier in
Dr. Yaya-Kolade disclosed that the patients were carefully selected
from the referral list collated from the field during the ‘Ulera
Ekiti’ Free Health Mission.
“I applaud the Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and the team of
the Ministry of Health for ensuring that Ekiti residents have access
to free and quality health care services and make them happy once
again”. She added.
In his remarks, Dr. Olubiyi Olaolu , a Consultant in charge of Surgery
at the State Specialist Hospital, Ikere noted that patients were
attended to on different ailments such as BPH, Inguinal Hernia,
Ganglion, PPV, Breast mass, Uterine Fibroid, Goiter etc. which are
capital intensive especially for the low income individuals living in
While making his own remark at the Ifaki General Hospital, the Chief
Medical Director, Dr. Gbenga Olowolafe noted that they had attended to
three different cases on both major and minor surgeries which
according to him were successful and free of charge.
Mr. Olubodun Damilola, the father of a 3year old boy, Oluwatobi, who
undergone a surgical operation on PPV expressed deep appreciation to
Governor Fayemi for the Free Health Mission follow-up which was
extended to his family.
“Governor Fayemi always has a way of making people happy, this is not
his first time, I pray that he will still become the president of this
country to serve us better”, he said.
While appreciating the state government for the Kind gesture, Mr.
Ademola Adegoke who also undergone a surgical operation for Hernia
disclosed that the services rendered by the medical team were free of
“I didn’t pay a dime courtesy of our kindhearted governor”. He disclosed.
The patients at Ifaki commended the state government for the kind
gesture. One of the patients, Elder James Ojo disclosed that he didn’t
pay any money for the major surgery.
The surgery which would take place simultaneously at different
facilities like State Specialist Hospitals in Ikole, Ikere and Ijero,
and the General Hospitals in Oye, Emure, Ifaki, Ijan, Efon and
Aramoko-Ekiti is expected to run for 14 days.