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IUTH offers 1,000 indigent patients free medical services in Edo


The chief medical director of Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital(IUTH), Prof. Godwin Nosa Bazuaye on Friday disclosed that over one thousand patients have so far benefited in the ongoing free medical treatment at the Benin centre of the hospital.

The Benin City centre recorded a large turnout of patients seeking medical attention for the one week free health care services.

The chief medical director noted that the many patients from within and outside the state have continued to besiege the hospital to be part of the largesse.


Bazuaye who assured the crowd of people at the hospital that all who came will be attended to said over 40 surgeries have so far been performed by a team of medical experts free of charge.

He said hernia, appendicitis and cataracts top the list of cases treated and noted that the exercise will continue till Saturday.

“Nurses and doctors attended to patients with various kinds of ailments, ranging from general outpatients cases, orthopedic, ophthalmology, gynaecological and surgery.

“The IUTH free medical exercise is sponsored by the Esama of Benin and Honorary Romanian consul to Edo and Delta States of Nigeria, His Excellency, Sir Chief Dr Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion for the benefit of Nigerians irrespective of tribe or religious background and to compliment the effort of the Edo state Government on health insurance policy,” he said.


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