Adewole: FG Committed to Health, Wellbeing of Freed Chibok Girls


Visits 82 girls in National Hospital
Our Correspondents
The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has promised that the federal government is committed to the health and overall wellbeing of the newly released girls of the Government Secondary schools (GSS) Chibok, Borno State.

Adewole gave this assurance yesterday during a visit to the 82 girls in Abuja health care centre where they are receiving attention.
The minister was accompanied by Permanent Secretary, Binta Bello, the Chief Medical Director of the National Hospital Abuja and other top officials of the ministry.

He said: “We are happy for you. We thank God for your release. President Buhari has shown his commitment to your plight and has directed that we offer the best of medical services.

“We are going to take care of you so that you can go out and live productive lives again. We are at your service, it is our job to help you. Please, do not hide anything from us.”
Speaking further, the minister advised the girls to be open to the health attendants about any perceived ailment as “the government is determined that you have a stable health to resume your normal lives”.

He further assured thst everything for the heslthcare of the girls would be provided as soon as the laboratory results are determined.
The minister also held a technical session with the hospital team on the management of the girls.

To this end, he presented drugs and other essential commodities to the management of the facility.
Speaking further, Adewole called on the medical team to set up individual chart to track the progress of each of the girls.

He called on the care providers to give special attention to psycho-social services because the fact that the girls had been held captive for more than three years.