Oba of Benin begins Coronation anniversary with free medicare

Activities marking the 7th Coronation anniversary of the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, CFR, has kicked-off with a free healthcare for Edo residents.

The two-Day medical outreach began on Wednesday at the Palace of the Oba in Benin City, where healthcare providers attended to people with various health challenges.

The outreach is a continuation of the Oba’s humanitarian gesture to improve the health conditions of people, especially those who cannot pay for their healthcare.

The event also featured public health enlightenment, counselling, free glasses, medicine to the beneficiaries, while some selected individuals with life-threatening health conditions were slated for surgeries by a team of health personnel at a later date.

Some of the organizers, Dr. Ovenseri Osasere Ogbeide and Mr Culture Osaro Iyamu, appreciated the Oba for coming through for vulnerable young and elderly persons in the state.

They appealed to other privileged Nigerians to take the plights of the downtrodden seriously, bond with the people and sustain advocacy for healthy lifestyle at all times, describing the intervention as great relief to Edo residents.

Some of the beneficiaries of the free healthcare, Mr. Midwest Ogbebor, Mrs Lucy Egunje, a scion of Oliha family, and Abraham Eboigbe, appreciated the Oba for showing concern to the health needs of his subjects.

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