By Ruth Oketunde
Abuja – As the 2019 general elections draw nearer, Moole Charity Foundation, an NGO, has advised the electorate to vote for candidates that are committed to healthcare delivery.
Dr Tolulope Tolufase, the Vice President of the foundation, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja.
According to him, Nigerians must engage politicians on their plans for quality healthcare with the 2019 general elections around the corner.
“We should endeavour to engage them verbally and we should be able to question their manifestos.
“The health challenges facing the rural populace are too numerous; for some people, they do not have money to afford healthcare.
“This is because healthcare services are becoming too expensive for ordinary Nigerians.
“In our recent free medical outreaches, where we screened more than 5,000 people on different health conditions.
“We found out that a lot of people had different health conditions but were incapacitated to seek medical help because of funds.
“That is why we are calling on the electorate to vote for candidates that can provide free or affordable healthcare services to the people.
“Let us remember that a healthy people are a healthy nation,” he said. (NAN)