Oyo State Government has commenced the treatment of the three victims of herdsmen attacks in Igangan, Ibarapa area of the state who were ordered to be relocated to Ibadan by Governor Seyi Makinde.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Bashir Bello stated this while speaking with newsmen in Ibadan.

Dr. Bello, who said his ministry has commenced the treatment of the victims, explained that the trio are currently receiving treatment at a government hospital in Ibadan and are in stable condition.

He said that the governor had directed the State’s Ministry of Health to take full charge of the treatment of the three victims and pay all related bills.

According to the Commissioner, Governor Makinde gave his word at Igangan that the victims would be taken care of, even if it required tertiary health facilities’ attention, noting that upon evaluation, it was discovered that the three cases could be managed properly by secondary health facilities.

“All of them have been taken care of; X-rays were done for those with fractures and head injuries. All necessary biomedical and laboratory investigations have been conducted. They have been attended to by both orthopedic-surgeons and specialists necessary and they are all doing well now in the hospitals. They are all at Ring Road State Hospital, Adeoyo.

“I must mention that all attention given, investigations done, laboratories investigations and the x-rays were free because the costs were borne by the state government. “They will also be very happy to report on their state of health and the hospital management has been given the mandate to give them all that is required, that is, without any bills. All bills will be settled by the Hospital Management Board and the Ministry of Health.

“The governor gave the word that he will take special care of them even if it will require tertiary attention. But by our evaluation, it is a case that the secondary health care facility can properly manage. We thank the governor for the very positive action taken and we also thank him for his concern for the welfare of the citizenry entirely,” the commissioner added.

Babatunde Tiamiyu

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