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Members of Sustainable Development Goals during the medical outreach

Bayelsa State: SDGs medical Outreach impacts Over 3,000 

From three senatorial districts, no less than 3,000 indigenes and non indigenes of Bayelsa state have benefited from the medical outreach organised by the State’s Sustainable Development Goals, (SDGs)

The outreach is aimed at improving the well-being of people in the three senatorial districts of Bayelsa state. The beneficiaries received free medical care from medical professionals including surgeons and pharmacists, who provided services like screening for hypertension, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, Covid-19 and vaccination, as well as surgeries.

The event witnessed dental care, eye test and free eye glasses, wheelchairs and crutches for those with disabilities.

Speaking with newsmen, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Sustainable Development Goals, Dr Ebiwari Wariowei, said the essence of the medical outreach was to provide immediate critical healthcare to the people of the state.

While thanking the State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, for approving funds for the health intervention programme, the SSA on SDGs emphasised that the agency remains a key vision driver of the Prosperity Agenda of the governor.


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Dr Wariowei, presented some wheelchairs and crutches to physically challenged persons, visited the theatre room to encourage patients undergoing surgery for hernia after himself receiving dental care and eye test.

The Health Desk Officer at the Bayelsa SDGs Office, Dr Lily Appah, expressed delight that the people in the three senatorial districts turned out en masse to take advantage of the services offered by the medical team.

A beneficiary, Mrs Ebiotu Kwesi, a retiree, said though she lives in Ughelli in Delta state, on hearing the announcement on radio, she quickly travelled to Sampou to receive free medical care.

“I’m very pleased and happy about this free medical care packaged by the state government and the SDGs Office. The treatment is good and l want it to be sustained.”

The paramount ruler of Sagbama Federated Communities, Chief Magbisa Moses-Ojo, said most health facilities in the local areas are not performing optimally and expressed joy that the government has brought succour through the SDGs intervention in health.