Oyo govt starts treatment for Ibarapa herdsmen attack victims – health commissioner
Ojo Peter, Ibadan
The Oyo state commissioner for health, Dr. Bashir Bello, on Monday, stated that his ministry had commenced the treatment of the three victims of herdsmen attacks in Igangan area. The state governor, Engr. ‘Seyi Makinde, had, during his visit to Igangan last week, ordered the victims’ relocation to Ibadan, for the treatment.
Bello, who spoke to newsmen in Ibadan, said that the trio were receiving treatment at the state government’s Ring Road State Hospital, Adeoyo, in Ibadan and that they were in stable condition.
He said that the governor had directed the state’s ministry of health to take full charge of the treatment of the three victims and pay all related bills and that all necessary biomedical and laboratory investigations had been conducted on the victims.
The trio, namely Isaiah Seun, 26, Emmanuel Aderogba, 71, and Adekola Adeyemo, 65, have been attended to by surgeons and specialists in the different areas of their needs, and that they are all doing well.
He maintained that the cost of all the investigations done, laboratories’ investigations and the x-rays were borne by the state government, adding that the hospital management has been given the mandate to give the victims all that is required without paying any bill.
According to Bello, Governor Makinde gave his word at Igangan that the victims would be taken care of, even if it required tertiary health facilities’ attention, noting, however, that upon evaluation, it was discovered that the three cases could be managed properly by secondary health facilities.
He said that the governor’s directive was being carried out in full, adding, “The governor gave the word that he will take special care of them even if it will require tertiary attention. But by our evaluation, it is a case that the secondary health care facility can properly manage. We thank the governor for the very positive action taken and we also thank him for his concern for the welfare of the citizenry entirely.”