The Oyo state Social Democratic party, SDP, governorship candidate. Engr. Seyi. Makinde, has offered to underwrite the medical bill of the 14-year old SS1 student of his Alma Mata, Bishop Phillips Academy High School, Ibadan, Iyanu Dahunsi, who was brutalised by the secretary of the school principal and now receiving treatment at the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan, for a damaged eye.
Makinde made the pledge when he visited the girl at the hospital on Thursday.
He also donated a sum of N1 million ( one million naira) to the indigent patients fund, for the treatment of patients who are too poor to raise fund for their treatment in the hospital.
During the visit, Makinde told the workers that he would partner with them to take health care delivery to an enviably height if elected.
He told them that if the available health facilities in the state are properly funded, the medical trips abroad by many Nigerians would be stemmed and the fund will come into the purse of the government.
While responding to the complaint of the workers that though they are federal government workers, they pay too high taxes to the state government, Makinde noted that taxes come under the law, promising to look into the law when elected.
He promised the workers not to forget them in the distribution of good things for the people of Oyo state if they could use their votes to take him to the Agodi government house.
At the office of the UCH Chief Medical Director, Prof. Temitope Alonge, he said that he would be willing to partner the hospital to increase health care delivery in the state.
At the bed side of the young school girl. Miss Dahunsi, after he was assured by the CMD that the hospital has all it takes to treat the girl, Makinde said all the bills for the treatment would be borne by him.
He assured the girl that her damaged eye will be restored and asked her to be ready for her education as she would soon return to her studies.