Chibok Girls: Health Minister assures of quality medical care

Hon. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole and Majority Leader, Senator Muhammed Ali Ndume with parents and the released Chibok girls in Abuja.

ABUJA (Health Ministry’ Report)- The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole (Prof), has said that the Federal Government has the capacity to provide quality medical care to the 21 released Chibok girls, and those to be released later.

The Minister who disclosed this on Sunday October 16, 2016, when he visited the released Chibok girls in Abuja, to assess their well-being, said that the girls were in one of the excellent medical facilities in Abuja. He also revealed that a team of Medical Doctors, Nurses, Psychologists, Oncologist and many more professionals from the Ministry, National Hospital and Federal Medical Centre Jabi, Abuja, have been drafted to the facility to join hands with medical workers on ground.

In his words, “This facility is one of the excellent facilities you can have around, we have assembled a team of professionals with support from National Hospital and Federal Medical Centre Jabi, Abuja to look after them.”

He said that the team would monitor the girls in the next couple of days to ensure that their health status improve, including paying attention to their nutritional support and subsequent integration into the society.

Earlier, in his remarks, the Majority Leader, Senator Muhammad Ali Ndume, representing Borno South, commended the Federal Ministry of Health for their prompt response in provision of medical care to the girls immediately they were brought to the hospital.

“I was excited with the level of response from the Federal Ministry of Health, it means that appropriate things have been done when the girls were brought here, that is why the responses are visible in them,” he said.

While calling on Nigerians to show love and support to the 21 released Chibok girls, he expressed delight that there is a clear difference between when they were brought in to the hospital and today. “It is quite clear that their physical conditions have improved and their health statuses have also improved,” he added.