2,500 prison inmates get free medicare in Delta


By Victor Ahiuma-Young

No fewer than 2,500 prison inmates in Delta State 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, USA.

Also, 1,000 of the inmates were treated at Warri Prisons, 500 at Ogwashi Uku Prison, 400 at Kwale, 350 at Sapele and 300 at Agbor prisions.

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 screening, 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 D.G. Mrs. Kewve Agas,…

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