Senator Ohuabunwa donates drugs to Umunneochi gen hospital
By Steve Oko
Senator Mao Ohuabunwa has donated large quantity of drugs and hospital consumables to Umunneochi General hospital .
The gesture according to the former Speaker, ECOWAS Parliament, is part of his contribution towards improving health care delivery in rural communities.
Handing over the items on behalf of Senator Ohuabunwa, Special Adviser to the Governor Chief Felix Ukpabi, and the Umunneochi LGA Coordinator of the Follow Better Organisation, Hon. Charles Ike, said the senator was concerned about the health challenges of the people and prepared to make any sacrifice to end their woes.
They urged the management of the hospital to make judicious use of the items, while pledging the senator’s continued support to the hospital and other health facilities in the zone.
The items include : cartons of cough syrup, paracetamol, infusions, and anti allergy drugs for children.
Ohuabunwa who represented Abia North in the eight Senate had made similar donations to other General Hospitals in all the LGAs in the zone.
He also donated a brand new ambulance to Arochukwu General Hospital.
Responding, the Chief Matron of the General Hospital, Mrs. Jane Ezechinyerugo, thanked Ohuabunwa for the gesture.
She said it would be of tremendous help to the hospital in the treatment of its patients.
Mrs. Chinyereugo noted with concern, cases of HIV /AIDS in the area which according to her, might not be unconnected with the presence of commercial sex workers at the Lokpanta Regional Cattle Market .
Mrs. Ezechinyerugo who also decried the preverance of malaria, high blood pressure, arthritis, and diabetes in the area, appealed for resuscitative drugs to meet up with the needs of patients.
The Matron lauded Senator Ohuabunwa for donating essential drugs and hospital consumables which she said would tremendously help in treatment of patients.
She also said the items would help in eliminating Out of Stock , OS, cases of the health facility, adding that it is the first time any politician had donated such large quantity of medicaments to the hospital under her watch.
The matron who prayed God to shower blessings on the former Speaker ECOWAS Parliament, also urged other illustrious sons of the zone to emulate him.
She further identified malaria, high blood pressure, arthritis, and diabetes as rampart diseases in the area.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Joe Osuji, when contacted ,said the state government was not aware of HIV /AIDS cases in the area but would investigate it.
He said the State Agency for Control of Aids, SACA, would be deployed to the area for investigation and necessary action .