Abuja - The Kogi State government has treated more than 37 000 patients during its second phase of Rural Free Medical Services.
The programme was rolled out to the three senatorial districts of the state.
Governor Idris Wada disclosed the figures on Friday after he received the report compiled by the medical team.
Wada said the popularity of the state Free Medical Services was testimony of the government's commitment to the well-being of the people at grassroots level.
An initiative by the state governor, the Rural Medical Service targets impoverished people who cannot afford transportation for better treatment in the cities.
Wada meanwhile decried the abandonment of the cottage hospitals that are primarily designed for the the rural areas of the state.
He said that people were earnestly waiting earnestly for the free medical services because of the quality of service involved.
- CAJ News