Elderly Citizens to Enjoy Free Medical Service – Ajimobi
Citizens who are 65 years and above will soon start enjoying free medical service in Oyo State, Gov. Abiola Ajimobi has said. The governor stated this when he received leaders of the Seventh Day Adventist Church led by Pastor Oyeleke Owolabi in his office on Monday. He said other categories of people would also have the opportunity of visiting designated hospitals for free medical treatment. According to him, the services are part government’s comprehensive health insurance scheme the government planned to launch soon. “The scheme, which will be the first of its kind in the state, is part of government’s determination to make the people live a healthy and longer life,” he said. Ajimobi said the government also planned to introduce a scheme whereby students would enjoy free food and would be given free uniforms to improve the quality of education in the state. He commended the Seventh Day Adventist Church for its service to humanity, noting that it had always been at the forefront of social, economic, intellectual and moral development of the state.
Ajimobi said the government was committed to maintaining the culture of obedience, decency and integrity with a view to discouraging impunity. Earlier, Owolabi lauded the state government’s urban renewal programme and the religious liberty enjoyed by the people. He pledged the church’s readiness to collaborate with the government in its efforts to develop the state, particularly in the areas of education and health.