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Medical intervention scheme takes free healthcare to six states

By Charles Ozioma
25 November 2021   |   4:03 am
MTN Nigeria, through its foundation, is set to provide free medical health care to Nigerians across six states of the country in the third phase of the MTN Y’ello Doctor medical intervention scheme.

MTN Nigeria, through its foundation, is set to provide free medical health care to Nigerians across six states of the country in the third phase of the MTN Y’ello Doctor medical intervention scheme.

The six states are: Lagos, Anambra, Rivers, Kano, Gombe, and Kwara. The selected communities and markets in these states will enjoy medical screening, diagnosis, consultations, treatment and drug prescription as well as referral services.

Chairman of MTN Foundation, Prince Julius Adewale Adelusi-Adeluyi, at the commissioning of Y‘ello Doctor third phase intervention in Lagos, described the initiative as a project that is very dear to the board of directors and members’ heart.

Adelusi-Adeluyi said: “It is indeed a privilege to be part of an organisation that remains committed to improving the lives of Nigerians through Corporate Social Investment (CSI). This commitment is driven by MTN’s core belief that ‘everyone deserves the benefits of a modern, connected life’ and it is evidenced in the footprints of our interventions across the six geo-political zones.

“Now, more than ever, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which we identify with, as well as the partnerships with key stakeholders in the public and private sector, will continue to inform how we look at our impact in our communities. As an organisation, we aim to improve the quality of life of Nigerians.

“Most of our national priorities projects are implemented through partnerships with strategic stakeholders and various Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) at both federal and state levels. We have also partnered with you through the ‘What Can We Do Together’ programme, where Nigerians nominate communities as recipients of various interventions.”

The chairman appreciated various stakeholders in federal and state governments, partners in the health sector, and media for their support.

Kwara State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Raji Abdulrazaq, said: “Addressing healthcare need of people is not the sole prerogative of the central government.”