Posted by News Express | 28 October 2021 | 319 times
By STANLEY NWANOSIKE
The Open Hands Amazing Charitable Organisation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), says it has concluded plan to give 1,300 residents of Akumazi-Umuocha Community, Ika Local Government Area of Delta, free medical care.
The NGO planned that the free medical outreach would feature free eye glasses, therapeutic/sumptuous meals and cash to the physically challenged, aged and indigents within the community.
Speaking with newsmen in Enugu on Wednesday on the forthcoming medical outreach, Founder of the NGO, Dr Magdalene Agada, said that the organisation had concluded arrangement for a hitch-free exercise meant to impact positively on the community.
Agada said that the outreach, which would take place on Saturday, Nov. 20, at St. Michal Anglican Church, Akumazie-Umuocha, would have highly-skilled medical professionals attending to the indigenes and free referral treatment.
She said: “The organisation values life because the way people are dying constantly is becoming devastating to us and we are really scared that we are losing our people every day due to extreme poverty and lack of medical care.
“The low health indices in the country are very disturbing and frightening to me as the President of Open Hands Amazing Charitable Organisation.
“We are calling on other Nigerians in Diaspora to emulate our footsteps in conducting free medical outreach programmes to supplement and subsidise government help toward the less privileged people and indigent people back home.
“Nigerians in Diaspora should show little act of kindness to our people back home in Nigeria to extend their well-being with these free medical outreach programmes.
“It would revive hopes and inspire them to value their lives more seriously by going for regular medical check up to help prolong lives in Nigeria.’’
She thanked Dr Josephine Ewere in UK and Dr Aloysius Agada in U.S. for their financial and moral support for the organisation’s outreaches within the country.
It would be recalled that the organisation had carried out a free medical outreach in Ibuzor Community in Delta for 400 residents and another outreach in Egede community in Ude Local Government Area of Enugu State where about 1500 residents were attended to. (NAN)
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