500 residents receive free medical care in Ebonyi community

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BY AGNES NWORIE, ABAKALIKI

At least 500 residents of Ndiaguazu Umuoghara community of Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State have received free medical care from a philanthropist.

The residents were screened and given treatments for various eye defects, ailments in children, elderly, pregnant women and general health education.

The health boost was given to rural dwellers during a two-day Ndiaguazu Free Medical Outreach sponsored by Ugochukwu Support Initiative at Ndiaguazu health center, Onunwekeeluojii village in the country recently.

The stakeholders including Programs Manager State Ministry of Health, Nwite Samuel, the Supervisor for Health, Ezza North Local Government Area, Nworie Jane, member of the planning committee, Alimo Anthony and and Nwakpa Nicholas hailed the sponsor for the initiative to improve the wellbeing of the downtrodden in the state.

The leader of the medical team, Dr. Christian Akpa noted that the team of specialists has improved the health of the people and referred others to Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital for more attention.

The sponsor, Ugochukwu Christopher disclosed that the initiative was borne out of freewill to improve health of the rural dwellers and enjoined other well-meaning Nigerians to look into helping their co-indigenes.

He said, “I believe in giving back to society, I believe that the government cannot do everything and that we can assist. I believe in charity.

Even in developed countries like the UK and US, they still do charity. The thought of giving back to the society came up in 2018, so, we did a couple of things like supporting the widows with food and articles of clothing, and sponsoring WAEC registration for some indigents.

“Now, we decided to come up with this programme, we have a team of 14 doctors in different areas of specialization. They have screened and treated 500 people including men, women, children, pregnant women free of charge. We have also given out about 100 medicated eye glasses to those in need of them. Like I said, I believe that we should live for each other. My joy is seeing people smile. I look forward to receiving a call or a message saying “I was treated during your outreach and now I am healed.”