Birnin Kebbi – A 35-member medical team from America is providing free surgery and treatment of patients suffering from cancer and diabetes in Kebbi State.
The state’s Deputy Governor, Alhaji Samaila Yombe, told newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday that the surgical operations were part of government’s efforts to provide effective service delivery to the people.
“The surgical operation is free; it is an assistance to patients suffering from various ailments who can hardly afford the cost of the treatment,” Yombe said.
He called on the people to turn out in order to avail themselves the opportunity to be treated by the visiting doctors and nurses.
Yombe said the APC-led government would continue to redeem its campaign promises as it had started boosting the agricultural activities in the state.
The Co-founder of Moses Lake Medical Team, United States of America, Dr Lateef Olaniyan, said patients battling with diabetes, cervical cancer, hypertension, hernia and dental disease were among targeted beneficiaries of the outreach.
Olaniyan said laboratory technicians were available to diagnose the patients in order to ease the doctors’ operation and speed up the process.
He urged the people to give all the necessary support to the medical team in the course of discharging its duties in order to achieve the needed objectives.
Olaniyan commended the state government for its support and assistance, describing it as the first of its kind to the team since the commencement of its mission in Nigeria.
The Moses Lake Medical Team is a non-profit public charity organisation established to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities around the world by providing medical care, public health education, medical equipment and supplies.