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FCTA Begins Free Antenatal Care for Pregnant Women

The FCT Administration on Monday unveiled a one-year free health insurance and antenatal care scheme for pregnant women as part of events to mark President Bola Tinubu’s first anniversary in office.

The Mandate Secretary of the FCTA's Health Services and Environment Secretariat, Dr Adedolapo Fasawe, announced this when she visited the Palace of the Gomo of Kuje, Alhaji Haruna Jibrin.

Fasawe disclosed that the initiative, coming as Renewed Hope Free Medical Outreach was designed for the poorest of the poor in rural communities.

The Mandate Secretary who was in the Palace of the Paramount Ruler and the Council's Secretariat to sensitize the people for the outreach billed for Wednesday,  warned that privileged people shouldn't hijack the outreach, stressing that it was meant for only the vulnerable ones.

She noted that besides giving pregnant women one-year insurance, there will also be free eye, dental, and other health services, while also providing minor surgery for the people.

She said, "We are going to be giving free medical care, eye care, and provide minor surgery and dental care.

"Pregnant women and children will get free insurance for one year. Let not the privileged people deny the less privileged people.

"Let those who can afford the care allow the poor to get the free care. We don’t want chairman's candidates,  we want the poorest of the poor. Register all Pregnant women for free antenatal."

While showing his appreciation for the gesture the Gomo of Kuje, Alhaji Haruna Jibrin, said the initiative will be beneficial to the women of the area council who have been battling with the current harsh economic reality, pledging to support the outreach.


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