The governor of Kebbi State has taken a huge step to support the indigent cancer patients in the state by approving N20 million for the treatment of indigent cancer patients in the state.
This was revealed by Hassan Ibrahim-Maigandi, Permanent Secretary, Kebbi State Ministry of Health, in a statement on Thursday in Birnin Kebbi.
“Government intervened by approving N10 million as financial assistance to the identified vulnerable cancer patients in the state. From that approval, about 60 cancer patients benefited.
“By 2020 when the funds were exhausted, in his magnanimity, the Governor approved an additional N20 million for the continuation of the programme.
“As a result, individuals and corporate bodies were called upon to partake and donate during launching and many of them made donations for the sustainability of the project.
“Arising from the successful launching of cancer Patient Indigent Fund, the Critical Sub-committee of the Kebbi State Cancer Steering Committee which is charged with critical evaluation of cancer patients, met on Nov. 20, 2020.