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Oyo State Government distributes palliatives to People living with HIV in the State

Oyo State Government remembers People living with HIV by distributing palliatives to 39 HIV support groups in the State.

This action was done by the Oyo State Agency for the Control of AIDS, OYSACA.

The distribution of palliatives is to cushion the impact of coronavirus on people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the State.

Chairman of the Agency, Engr Olufunke Makinde, stated that the present administration in the State is passionate about the welfare of the people living with HIV and the Agency is working assiduously in making sure that stigma and discrimination against PLHIV are reduced to the barest minimum.

In his own response, a member of Hope in Life Support group, Saki, Mr Popoola Sunday, expressed appreciation to wife of the Governor and Chairman of OYSACA, Engineer Olufunke Makinde, for being magnanimous enough to remember them and cater for their welfare at such a time of the pandemic.

The Project Manager of the Agency, Dr Kayode Ogunkunle, addressing beneficiaries of the relief package at Saki, in Oke-Ogun zone, urged them to always abide by the precautionary measures laid down by NCDC and the Ministry of Health in order to prevent themselves from contracting the deadly virus that is ravaging the world.

He further informed them that people with HIV must prevent themselves from contracting Coronavirus because people with chronic health conditions are worst affected by COVID-19.

The Chairman of Kasamadupe Support group, Iseyin, Mr Rasheed Owotutu, could not contain his joy as he received the palliative containing items such as noddles, spaghetti, macaroni, gari, sugar, salt, cookies and some other items.

He, however, requested that the government should, as a matter of urgency, provide them with the opportunities and empowerment promised for them to be able to take proper care of themselves and their family.

The people appreciated the government for remembering them in times like this and pledge their support to the ongoing administration in the State.


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