By Stanley Nwanosike
The charity Open Hands Amazing Incorporated, a non-governmental organization (NGO), on Sunday provided free health care to 124 additional residents of the Egede community in the Udi Local Government (LGA) area of the Enugu State.
The Nigeria News Agency recalls that two weeks ago, the NGO assisted 1,100 residents of the same community through free medical awareness which covered various medical tests, an eye exam, glasses. free, medical consultations / advice and free medicines.
Speaking about why the NGO has returned to mop up unsupervised residents, the organization’s founder, Dr Magdalene Agada, said the free clean-up campaign was a response to persistent appeals from those who do not ‘had not yet benefited.
Agada explained that at the end of the free medical awareness on October 11, “most of those present today had received numbers to see doctors, but the weather did not allow them.
“What motivated me was the passion to see older, vulnerable, disabled people in large numbers embrace health services designed to take care of their neglected health problems for longer without any help.
“They came from various communities, even if Egede is our main target, starting at 6 am to take advantage of the free medical awareness that was warmly offered to them by our medical teams.
“It would be unfair if any of them were left out,” she said.
She called on Egede residents in the diaspora to work together to build a health center in the community and to help with food, medicine and cash incentives to help support the less privileged in their homes.
“Egede in the diaspora should do more to help the less privileged and the needy as they genuinely value their health but lacked basic amenities,” she added.
Mr. Joseph Nwabueze, responsible for the Society of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul in the parish, thanked the organization for coming back and for making sure that everything went well.
“We are sincerely grateful to the organization and its founder, Dr Agada, for hearing our request that our siblings left unattended on day one can also benefit,” said Nwabueze, whose company helped. to mobilize the population.
Dr Kingsley Okonta, head of the medical team, said the predominant illnesses diagnosed among residents of the Egede community included diabetes, high blood pressure and malaria.
One of the beneficiaries, Ma Eunice Okorie, thanked the organization for the free medicine and medical advice she received.
Highlights of the mop up campaign were a cash donation to some elderly and disabled members of the community as well as the donation of a wheelchair to one of the disabled who passionately requested it during the first day of the medical mission.
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