FG offers Niger Delta HIV patients free drugs
The Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs on Friday carried out a health enlightenment campaign at the General Hospital, Kiagbodo, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, distributing drugs to people living with HIV/AIDS.
The ministry also distributed eyeglasses to people with impaired vision.
About 800 people benefitted from the programme, after 2,000 people benefitted from a similar Federal Government programme in Cross River State last week.
The Deputy Director, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Stephen Kilebi, said in a statement people of the region suffering from malaria and cancer were also treated.
The statement said the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Aminu Bisalla, who was represented at the event by the Director of Reforms, Haman Ndahi, was part of the FG’s effort to provide basic health care services to the people of the region.
The statement said when the programme was held in Cross River, free eye surgeries and other forms of medical treatments were offered to 2,000 people, mostly children and the elderly.