FG Offers Free Surgery To 10,000 “Poor And Needy” Nigerians

Buhari-Matshidiso Rebecca MoetiThe Federal Government yesterday unveiled a health intervention programme that would assist 10,000 poor and needy Nigerians registered with the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, with free surgery.

The programme, scheduled to commence on July 18 in 46 health facilities across Nigeria, will also extend free breast and cervical cancer tests to 18,000 Nigerians as well as free diabetes and hypertension tests to 500,000 others.     

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement yesterday after President Muhammadu Buhari met with the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti.

Earlier in her remarks, Moeti commended the federal government’s health programmes and pledged continued support of the WHO to the development of Nigeria’s health sector.



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