Over 1,250 prison inmates at Warri, Kwale prisons get free treatment

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Over one thousand inmates at the Warri Federal Prison have received free treatment and medication, courtesy of the partnership between the 05 Initiative, Dr. Isioma Okobah Foundation and medical students from the Georgia State University, Atlanta-Georgia, United States.

At the ceremonies, the inmates were examined, treated and presented with free medication for common ailments, such as cold, HBP screening, arthritis pains, pneumonia and blood sugar level, among others, while those with visual impairment were provided with medicated glasses.

Addressing the inmates before the commencement of the free medical programme, wife of Delta State governor and Founder of 05 Initiative, Dame Edith Okowa, represented by the Director General of the Foundation. Mrs. Kewve Agas, re-affirmed the commitment of the state government to meet the health needs of the populace.

She charged the inmates to take advantage of the medicare to tackle their health concerns, just as the Founder of Dr. Isioma Foundation, Dr. Isioma Okobah, said the programme was packaged to give succour to the inmates.

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