The Ogun State government has commissioned a National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Clinic, to meet the health needs of the people and its determination to provide efficient and affordable health care service delivery to the citizenry.
The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, who performed the commissioning at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital Annex, Saje Hospital, Abeokuta, said the Clinic was built with the support of a Philanthropist, Chief Olatunde Abudu, in commemoration of his 90th birthday.
Ipaye 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.
‘’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 90thbirthday, we collaborated with his birthday Planning Committee to put up this purpose building clinic named, Olatunde Abudu Clinic,’’ Ipaye said.
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 free medical treatment which included; eye, blood pressure, malaria, blood sugar, HIV/AIDS tests among others.