Kwara Hospitals Mgt Board waives medical, prescription fees for victims of Oja Oba NCS car accident

The Kwara state Hospital Management Board has announced waiver for medical and drug prescription fees for the seven victims of a fatal accident involving a vehicle of the Nigeria Correctional Service at Oja Oba, on Thursday.

In a statement signed by the duos of Press Secretary and Assistant Press Secretary of the Board, Zulu-Gambari Halimat and Okanlawon Ramat, the directive to waive all charges for the victims had been given to the General Hospital, Ilorin.

The statement reads in full, “The attention of the Kwara State Hospitals Management Board was today, October 19, 2023, called to the accident involving a vehicle of the Nigerian Correctional Services at Oja Oba Ilorin. Seven victims suffered varying degrees of injuries and were rushed to General Hospital Ilorin for treatment.

“Two of the victims were later discharged after assessments and treatment, while the remaining five (5) were placed on admission. They are all in stable condition. Two of them sustained fractures and have been scheduled for surgery.

“General Hospital Ilorin has been directed by the Kwara State Hospitals Management Board to waive all medical and prescription fees of the victims, given the circumstances of the sad incident.

“The Hospitals Management Board wishes all the victims safe recoveries.”


Ibrahim Sheriff is the Editor of Fresh Insight and former Special Assistant on Media to the Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly. Although a management science researcher by training, he has over five years experience of practice in Journalism, Public Relations and Communication Strategy. Sheriff holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance from Kwara state University, Malete. He has Certificates in Digital Journalism, Enterprise Creation and Skill Acquisition (ECSA) and Basic Econometrics Data Analysis, as well as Bank of Industry (BoI) Certificate in Business Management. He is also a holder of Diploma in Cooperative Studies from Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin.

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