Over 7000 People Access Johnbosco Onunkwo Foundation Free Medical Care in Anambra
Over 7000 rural dwellers in Anambra state have accessed the ongoing Free Medical Tour by the Johnbosco Onunkwo Foundation, a non-profitable organization.
This was disclosed by the
the consultant physician and director/manager of the Foundation, Dr. Ejike Ibeanusi as the Foundation concludes the first phase of her free Health Care delivery for communities in Anambra state, in Uga yesterday.
According to Dr. Ibeanusi, the Free medical service had commenced in 2018 in all the 14 communities in Aguata Local Government Council Area.
The towns include Achina, Aguluezechukwu, Akpo, Amesi, Ekwulobia, Ezinifite, Igbo-Ukwu and Ikenga. Others include Umuchu, Umuona, Isuofia, Nkpologwu, Ora-Eri.
The final town in the local Government – Uga, was completed yesterday, and about 400 – 600 participants in each town were been attended to.
According to him, “The exercise featured Health Education, donation of home kits for blood pressure and blood sugar test, free laboratory test and free out-patient consultation and drugs, as well as monthly road health walk to create awareness on the importance of Regular Exercise in curbing the negative effect of HYPERTENSION AND DIABETES MELLITUS. These two Non- Communicable diseases are the major health issues the foundation sets to address, as they are among the top 5 of health and economic importance in the GLOBAL BURDEN OF THE DISEASES.
“Others include free eye test, free reading glasses and free cataract surgeries.
Speaking in Uga, the founder and sponsor of the Free Medical Care, Engr. Johnbosco Onunkwo expressed happiness at the turn out of people in the community and others visited.
He disclosed that having been touched deeply by the travails of rural dwellers in accessing quality health care services, his foundation deemed it pertinent to bring this most important sector to the door steps of these dwellers.
According to him, “Health is wealth and It is only when one is healthy that he or she can think of what to do to earn a living. Our people die on daily basis over health issues that can ordinarily be solved if there are quality and affordable healthcare delivery services in our rural areas. This gesture is simply borne out of love and service to humanity. We commenced this in my community Umuchu many years ago but the positive impact on the people , as well as the clamour from neighbouring towns led us to extend it to all the towns in the council area, and we equally hope to permeate other towns in the state”.
He revealed that the Foundation would in few months make in roads into communities in Orumba North and South, to complete the OLD AGUATA UNION , and eventually take this round the state.
It is worthy of note that in addition to the Free Medical exercises, the foundation, through her founder, High Chief (Dr.) Engr Johnbosco Onunkwo has gone a step further to erect a hospital structure in Umuchu which is currently at the equipping stage, in other to combat child and maternal mortality as well reduce the cost of health care delivery in the Local Government Council of Aguata.