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  • Updated: May 10, 2024

Ebonyi govt okays N25 million for operation of 100 scrotal hernia patients

Ebonyi govt okays N25 million for operation of 100 scrotal h

The Ebonyi State government has allocated N25 million for the surgical treatment of 100 patients suffering from scrotal hernia. 

Mary-Maudline Nwifuru, the governor's wife, made the announcement in Abakaliki during the inauguration ceremony for the operation. 

She expressed gratitude for the administration's support in improving healthcare delivery, particularly through her initiative, Better Health for Rural Women and Internally Displaced Persons Foundation. 

Nwifuru, in partnership with the state health insurance agency, pledged to sponsor individuals afflicted by this condition, as she concluded her recent tour of local government areas.

The wife of the governor expressed gratitude to God for her pet project, BERWO, through which the health interventions of patients were approved.

“My passion was to reduce the burden of health challenges among the people and ensure it will come to an end through the surgical measure,” Nwifuru said.

Divine Igwe, the executive secretary, Ebonyi state health insurance agency, stated that the surgical operation would be conducted at government accredited hospitals between May 10 and May 23.

Igwe said the state government had also spent N50 million for 100 sickle cell anaemia patients while pregnant women were enrolled with the agency for free antenatal and delivery.

He commended the wife of the governor for her passion to reduce health challenges for the residents.

In their separate remarks, the commissioner for health, Dr Moses Ekuma and the team leader of the foundation, Nkechi Echiegu, urged the beneficiaries to be vanguard in disseminating the good interventions of Nwifuru to the rural communities to capture others.

Calistus Nwite and Paul Igboke, both patients, expressed satisfaction over the kind gesture and urged the government to continue in its health interventions in the state

Other beneficiaries, Ogodo Ugoru and Emmanuel Chukwu, stated that they have lived with the condition since 2012 and 2014, respectively.

The event featured the presentation of admission cards to the patients. 

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