The Delta Government on Monday lauded the Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON) for the free medical surgeries it carried out on some patients in the state.
Joseph Otumara, Delta Commissioner for Health, said in a statement in Asaba that some patients at the Central Hospitals in Agbor and Warri had benefitted from the free surgeries.
He expressed the hope that the forthcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Scientific Conference of the society would provide new vistas for overcoming gynaecological challenges in the society.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that SOGON will hold its AGM and scientific conference in Asaba from Nov. 18 to Nov. 21.
Otumara noted that the society’s free surgeries would further enhance the record of the state government in the health sector.
He said that even though the maternal mortality rate in the state was low, the society’s participation in the rural health sector was laudable.
According to him, SOGON has contributed immensely to the success of the state government’s health agenda.
NAN reports that SOGON had on Friday rounded off a two-day free surgery service in Warri and Agbor, aimed at complementing the state government’s efforts in the health sector.
Chief Medical Surgeon and head of the team, Paul Okubor, a gynaecologist, told newsmen that the gesture was part of the society’s contribution to public health.
He said that the medical team handled complex cases including a total abdominal hysterectomy, which is the removal of the uterus and its surrounding parts.
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