Ministry to embark on free healthcare programme in Niger Delta
The ministry of Niger Delta Affairs is to embark of a free healthcare intervention scheme in the nine oil producing states from next month.
The Minister, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani, made his known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja.
Usani said that the ministry would collaborate with the Association of Nigerian Neurosurgeons.
“This intervention is expected to diagnose and offer first hand treatment to persons with terminal ailments and common health challenges.’’
He said that the programme was being organised for the people in acknowledgement of the region’s immense contributions to the nation’s economic development.
The minister said that the ministry would bear the cost and that the programme would cover treatment of all kinds.
Although he did not disclose the centres, he, however said that people in the remote areas would not be left out.
“It is the responsibility of the ministry to bring qualitative health services to the doorstep of the people in the mandated areas.
“It is therefore, set to facilitate proper arrangement for the realisation of the programme.
“Our target covers those with minor and severe ailments because health is wealth,” Usani said.