Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has paid an unscheduled visit to a 14 year old patient in need of kidney transplant in Gwagwalada Teaching Hospital, Abuja.
During the visit made on behalf of Government, the Minister promised to pay all medical expenses accruing to the patient, Miss Faith Andrew, one of the six children of a widow who cannot afford N25, 000.00 thrice a week for her daughter’s dialysis, let alone N7 Million needed for her kidney transplant.
The Minister informed that in the spirit of the people oriented Government of President Muhammadu Buhari , the Government would not rest on its oars in ensuring that dividend of democracy gets to the down trodden in the society.
He also stated that every Nigerian would soon benefit from the Universal Health Coverage programme that is being championed by the present administration as efforts are already at advance stage in this regards.
The Minister’s visit was a reaction to an article written by Simon Kolawole and published at the back page of ThisdayNewspaper of Sunday, 10th April, 2016.