By Henry Ojelu
When Paul Orajiaka Basis undertook a survey final 12 months to grasp probably the most urgent wants of Anambra residents, insufficient healthcare was among the many prime 4 challenges recognized by the survey group. The survey has not solely helped the muse to formulate an motion plan to fulfill the wants of Anambra individuals, it additionally revealed the urgency for a fast intervention. In a shift from different survey efforts which merely determine challenges and proffer options, the muse reasonably than wait for presidency’s intervention, determined final week to convey assist to the individuals by means of a medical outreach.
The medical outreach which was organized in partnership with Fola David Basis engaged prime medical professionals throughout the nation to offer free medical providers to Anambra residents within the three senatorial districts of the state- Anambra South, Anambra North and Anambra Central.
Over 3000 residents with numerous illnesses have been attended to by the group of medical professionals with medication price hundreds of thousands of naira allotted. Important medication and gear have been additionally donated to native hospitals within the three senatorial districts to spice up their functionality to fulfill the well being wants of the individuals.
In Azia, Ihiala Native Authorities Space (Anambra South) the place the outreach kicked-off on January 7, 1000’s of residents from totally different communities stormed the venue of the programme. It was a busy day for the medical group as fathers, moms and their youngsters waited patiently to be attended to. From minor well being points to severe circumstances which required referrals, the medical group labored tirelessly to take care of everybody.
The scenario was the identical at Eke-Nkpor, Idemili North Native Authorities Space, venue of the outreach for Anambra Central Senatorial District. The group of residents that besieged the venue was huge. From morning until night, the medical group barely had a minute of relaxation. The scene mirrored the extent of neglect by the few authorities well being amenities within the state to take care of probably the most primary well being wants of residents.
On the two venues of the outreach in Okpoko, Ogbaru Native Authorities Space and Pontu, Ayamelum Native Authorities Space in Anambra North Senatorial District, the group of residents ready for medical consideration was a scene to behold. Each the younger and previous turned up for the outreach and have been attended to by docs. To additional attain distant communities within the senatorial district, the medical group additionally visited a number of villages and farm settlements.
To maintain the good points made by the medical group, Paul Orajiaka Basis donated medication and gear price hundreds of thousands of naira to Saint Luke Hospital in Okpoko, Ogbaru Native Authorities Space. The Basis additionally made a promise to make the intervention a daily effort.
Testimonies and praises got here in torrents for the Paul Orajiaka Basis throughout and after the three-day medical outreach. Elated residents sang the muse praises and appealed that the outreached be made extra commonly.
A widow and mom of three, Mrs Religion Okonkwo famous that for years, she had struggled to boost sufficient cash for her well being situation to no avail. In accordance with her, even authorities hospitals refused to take care of her as a result of she couldn’t afford the price of remedy. She mentioned: “I’m very blissful for what the Paul Orajiaka Basis has carried out for me. I’ve been having this medical situation for years till this medical group handled me freed from cost. I pray that God will reward Paul Orajiaka and his group of medical professionals.”
One other resident Emmanuel Obinna who was handled for an infection and given medication counseled Paul Orajiaka Basis for the foresight in tackling well being wants of the individuals. He mentioned: “Hundreds of people that got here right here immediately are leaving with smiles on their faces as a result of the Paul Orajiaka Basis has carried out for them what the federal government has didn’t do. We’re blissful for what the muse has carried out and we pray that God will bless the founder, Paul Orajiaka.”
The President-Normal Azia Normal Meeting, Dr. Tonna Nwabueze was additionally stuffed with praises for the Paul Orajiaka Basis and urged different prosperous people within the state to emulate Paul Orajiaka’s magnanimity. He mentioned: This can be a praiseworthy act and should be counseled by all. Different prosperous little kids of the state ought to emulate what Paul Orajiaka has carried out with this medical outreach.”
Bishop of Ogbaru Archdiocese, Anglican Communion, Rt Rev ProsperAmah additionally counseled Paul Orajiaka for the medical outreach saying that the well being of the individuals needs to be paramount to everybody together with the federal government. He additionally appreciated the muse for the medication and amenities donated to Saint Luke Hospital. He mentioned: “What Paul Orajiaka has carried out along with his basis here’s what the federal government and different properly positioned indigenes of Anambra State needs to be doing. I’m notably proud of the medication he has donated to Saint Luke Hospital. Our prayer is that God ought to bless him and make his political ambition come by means of.”
Talking on the rationale for the medical intervention, founding father of the muse, Paul Orajiaka famous that the muse is geared toward giving the individuals a brand new lease of life, well being clever including that many of the challenges dealing with individuals embody getting well being care providers on the main stage.
Chief Orajiaka mentioned it is vital that individuals on the grassroot get free medical session and medicine for all their illnesses as they must be wholesome and dwell an excellent life intimating that the identical free medical remedy can be replicated yearly.
On his half, the chief of the medical group, Dr. Fola David mentioned that the free medical outreach is for everyone no matter their age including that the group is concentrated on checking very important indicators. He additionally suggested the beneficiaries to stick strictly to physician’s prescription for higher outcomes.