Nigeria’s health minister visits freed Chibok Girls

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Nigeria’s health minister visits freed #ChibokGirls, expresses government’s commitment to their health and wellbeing

Nigeria’s health minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole, yesterday visited the recently freed 82 Chibok Girls and assured them of the determination of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to ensure their complete health and wellbeing.

“We are happy for you. We thank God for your release,” the minister said.

He added that President Buhari has shown his commitment to the girls’ plight and has directed that they should be offered 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,“ Adewole said.

The minister also disclosed that every needed commodity shall be provided as soon as the laboratory results are delivered.

The Minister, accompanied by Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Binta Adamu Bello and the Chief Medical Director of the National Hospital Abuja and other top officials of the ministry thereafter held a technical session with the hospital team on the management of the girls.

In a statement made available to HealthNewsNG by Boade Akinola, Director of Media and Public Relations at the health ministry, it was revealed that the minister called on the medical team to setup individual chart to track the progress of each of the girls.

“He called on the care providers to give special attention to psychosocial services bearing in mind that the girls have been held captive for almost three years,” the statement added.

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