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February 22, 2024

Senior citizens’ welfare, our priority – Gov Adeleke

Senior citizens’ welfare, our priority – Gov Adeleke

Gov Adeleke

Shina Abubakar, Osogbo

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke has reiterated his commitment to the wellbeing of pensioners and the masses of the state.

He disclosed this during the official launch of the free surgery and medical care programme for pensioners in the state, a collaborative effort between the Osun Health Insurance Agency and Rotary International.

He stressed the importance of prioritising the healthcare of the people, especially the senior citizens, adding, “We are here to participate in another event designed to address the health needs of our people, especially the senior citizens, as their well-being is our priority.”

“Today’s event is another attestation to our commitment to the wellbeing of our people. I have earlier directed that all pensioners in the state be enrolled to the health insurance scheme to have access to quality healthcare services.

“I have also make it necessary payment of health workers hazard allowance and other bonuses to ensure that health personnel are on ground to deliver health services to our people despite the persistent Japa syndrome.

“I am using this opportunity to let you know that the third phase of Imole medical outreach of the state government would further take care of those who are not captured in this programme”, he said.

Earlier in his remark, the Executive Secretary, OHIA, Dr Rasaq Akindele said the free surgery programme is aimed at taking care of pensioners with minor surgery cases to prevent deterioration, adding that the 23,000 enrolled pensioners under the OHIS scheme have begun receiving comprehensive treatment free of charge since February 1st, 2024.

Rotarian Ilori-Olokose Yetunde and Rotarian Ojo Phillip, representing Rotary International, commended Governor Adeleke for his healthcare initiatives, aligning with Rotary International’s core values. They expressed their organization’s readiness to collaborate with Osun State Government through OHIS to further enhance healthcare delivery in the state.