Medical outreach has proven over time to check health conditions and arrest underlying illnesses. The recent COVID 19 outbreak demonstrated that more needs to be done to strengthen healthcare systems Nigerian local communities.
On Sunday, August 16, 2020 saw a sophisticated medical outreach that touched almost 400 lives at Omuma in Orlu area of Imo State.
The event was planned and supervised by the Office of the Governor on Diaspora Affairs in Collaboration with Imo Canadian Diasporans. This is in a bid to support ongoing healthcare developments in Imo State.
Abuja Business Reports gathered that the ‘One day Free Healthcare’ programme was sponsored by one of the Imo Canadians, a son of Omuma and the CEO of Uzosanus Farms, Mr. Uzoma Obi.
The Imo Canadians, its was further gathered, were motivated into action by good governance strides the Governor Hope Uzodinma administration, particularly the 3R agenda in moving Imo forward.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Diaspora Affairs, Hon. Cllr. Celia Osakwe-Hibbert said in a chat with our correspondent that “Our Governor is working tirelessly to improve average life expectancy in Imo State, we Diasporans appreciate this and I’m glad that individuals and organisations from Diaspora are actively supporting the efforts of our Governor”.
She further described the Imo State Governor as a workaholic who is determined to turn things around for the better.
The Special Adviser thanked Rev. Fr. Chike Dike for coordinating all logistics across Omuma Parishes. She appreciated the lead Doctor, Emeka Polycarp Okoro for coordinating all medical professionals, just as she thanked all the citizens who came out to receive medical care, especially as they were extremely calm throughout the whole process.
The outreach lasted approximately 12 hours, with the entire Diaspora Staff and dozen of Medical Personnels actively participating.