The Edo State University, Uzairue, has begun a free medical outreach in 12 communities across the state, declaring that the exercise was part of the institution’s College of Medical Sciences Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
It added that the exercise, which is in partnership with the Central Hospital in Auchi, is made up of 20 specialist doctors from different fields.
The vice-chancellor, Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor, who flagged off the outreach, said the benefits included free, quality and accessible medicare for residents in the targeted communities.
Aluyor stated that the institution’s College of Medical Sciences had achieved great feats in many areas within its four years of existence, adding that the university had a Teaching Hospital project that was nearing completion.
“But due to the immediate need to meet up with training of medical students, the university entered into an agreement to use the Stella Obasanjo Hospital and Central Hospital,” he said.
The VC, who thumbed up Governor Godwin Obaseki for the continuous support to the university, also solicited the government’s speedy completion of the on-going Teaching Hospital project in the university.