HEALTH: Osun Pledges Quality Care For The Elderly

osun-deputy-gov1-225x300Mrs Titilayo Laoye-Tomori, the Deputy Governor of the State of Osun on Tuesday called for continuous support for old people in efforts to improve their mental health and promote their healthy living.

Laoye-Tomori made the call in Osogbo at a public lecture on “Mental Health for Older Adults’’, organised as part of the events lined up to mark the World Mental Day.

“The all-inclusive action plan of Gov. Rauf Aregbesola has indeed, addressed the mental health of older adults.

“Over 50 mentally challenged individuals have received treatment in the state; their health has been restored via the scheme introduced by the state government.

“We spent N17 million on the scheme introduced for older adults who are working.

“The Agba Osun Scheme and the Financial Social Welfare Scheme were both introduced to support and cater for older adults,’’ she said.

Laoye-Tomori, however, advised elderly people to obtain forms for health care services in the state government hospitals. (NAN)