By Adeola Badru

IBADAN—The Oyo State Government has announced that another in the series of Governor Abiola Ajimobi free health mission starts today at the Adeoyo Maternity Teaching hospital, Yemetu, Ibadan.

The free health services are part of events to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the Abiola Ajimobi administration in the state.

According to a statement from the state government, the free health services will cover free surgical services, screening and treatment of high blood pressure, diabetics, malaria, family planning, HIV screening, immunization and vitamin A for children under one year.

It would hold in the six geo-political zones of the state.

The Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun said the programme was borne out of the present administration’s concern for the well-being of the people of the state as well as to provide qualitative healthcare delivery.

He added that the administration had used its free medical services policy to treat up to one million patients in the past.

The government’s spokesman said that the free health mission for Ibadan zone would hold will also hold today and tomorrow respectively at Adeoyo Maternity Teaching hospital, Yemetu, Ibadan while that of Ibarapa zone will hold on May 18 and 19 at the General Hospital, Eruwa and that of Saki zone will be at State Hospital, Saki on May 22 and 23.

Refuse contractors plead for reinstatement

Following the termination of contracts with all private waste contractors by the Oyo State Government last week, the executives and members of Refuse Contractors Association, RCA, Oyo State chapter, have pleaded with the state government to rescind its decision, warning that there could be possible outbreak of disease in the state as well as job loss if the workers were not recalled.

Addressing newsmen in Ibadan at the weekend, Chairman of the association, Mr. Tunde Ahmed Olowoporoku, declared that his association was not on collision course with the state government, but wanted the government to be compassionate with waste contractors, as its decision would take job of over 400 members.

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