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The Ogun state government has commissioned a National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Clinic, to meet the health needs of the people.
While commissioning the clinic at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital Annex, Saje, Abeokuta, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye maintained that the clinic was commissioned to further reiterate the government’s commitment to the delivery of efficient and affordable health care services to the people of the state.
Ipaye added that the Clinic was built with the support of a Philanthropist, Chief Olatunde Abudu, in commemoration of his 90th birthday.
The commissioner also noted that the Clinic would provide services to those who have enrolled in the NHIS in the State, adding that the State Health Insurance Scheme, signed recently into law, would kick off soon.
He said, “Saje Hospital, Abeokuta, is the outreach centre for Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital Sagamu. This is where our Post Graduate students do their family medicine and community health postings.
“This centre was donated by Pa. Olatunde Abudu some 13 years ago and now on the celebration of his 90th birthday, we collaborated with his birthday planning Committee to put up this purpose building clinic named Olatunde Abudu Clinic,’’.
In his remark, Chief Abudu appreciated the State Government for the good gesture, support and its commitment to the development of the health sector in the State.
At the event, members of Saje Community were provided with free medical treatment which included; eye, blood pressure, malaria, blood sugar, HIV/AIDS tests among others.