The Delta State government in partnership with a pharmaceutical company, Sanofi, has established four clinics for diabetes and hypertension treatment in the three senatorial districts of the state.

The Chairman, Delta State Contributory Health Insurance Commission, Dr. Isaac Akpovata, stated this on Monday while inaugurating the clinics at Obior in the Aniocha North Local Government Area of the state.

Akpovata said the clinics were a public-private partnership initiative aimed at ensuring that people in the rural areas have access to quality health care service.

He said, “Our commission is concerned about people in the rural area to ensure that the people are healthy to produce the food for the nation. It is a PPP arrangement with SANOFI pharmaceutical company and the service is free of charge.

“Diabetes and hypertension are sicknesses that kill silently. When you have too much sugar in your blood, it destroys all the vital organs in your body, and hypertension of course causes stroke. So, we must prevent these illnesses.”