No fewer than 50,000 persons from the communities hit by a flood that swept through five local governments of Kogi in 2018 will now benefit from a free medical outreach.
Naija News understands that the Kogi Commissioner for Health, Saka Audi disclosed this at the inauguration of the free medical outreach programme on Friday in Lokoja.
Audi said that the scheme organised by Royal Heritage Health Foundation (RHHF), a United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)-funded organisation, in collaboration with the Kogi health ministry would last for six weeks.
He said that the programme would target women and girls, while the state government was supporting the interventions directed at other categories of persons like children, adult males, and the elderly.
“The state government will support the outreach with free drugs, general medical services and other medical consumables to ensure that every flood victim in the affected communities benefited maximally, irrespective of age and sex.
“The outreach has already commenced in Ibaji local government. Ajaokuta, Bassa, Lokoja and Kogi local governments will have their turns in line with the already drawn time table,” he said.