December 2, 2022

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Over 22,000 patients benefit from Greg Ibe’s free medical outreach

Professor Greg Ibe

Over 22,000 patients benefit from Greg Ibe’s free medical outreach
By Steve Oko
No fewer than 22,000 patients have so far benefited from the 2022 edition of the Professor Greg Ibe’s free medical outreach.
Professor Ibe who is the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA,  candidate for the 2023 governorship election in Abia State, said the free medical outreach which has been on for years now, had nothing to do with his political ambition.
He said his major concern was how to deliver affordable quality health care to the people.
The number of beneficiaries according to statistics from the medical team, compromises the 12,072 that benefited from the first phase which commenced in July and was suspended in September;  over 5,600 for eye care, as well as the 5000 that benefited in the current phase which resumed on November 8.
 According to Head of the Medical Team, Dr Ujum Ogwo,  a total of 12,072 patients who presented diverse health challenges during the first phase,  received different levels of medical intervention including appropriate diagnostic examinations, consultation procedures and drug administration, while  5,683 eye patients were treated and gifted glasses.
Wawa News Global, gathered that 24 centres across all three senatorial zones in the state were visited in the first phase.
Meanwhile, it was a jubilation galore during the week  as more than 5000 patients benefited from the itinerant second phase of the gesture which started at Afugiri Ohuhu in Umuahia North LGA on November 8.
With the objective of extending the exercise to yet uncovered communities, the  current phase moved from Afugiri  to Amandioru in Ikwuano LGA.
The train subsequently anchored at Uzuakoli and Itumbuzo respectively, in Bende LGA.
The team later stormed  Isuochi, Nneato, Lokpanta and Umuchieze communities all in Umunneochi LGA.
Locals bedeviled by different types of ailments took advantage of the scheme to get medical attention from the 60-member team of medical personnel.
It has been encomiums and harvest of testimonies everywhere the team visited as patients got solution to their various health challenges.
One of the beneficiaries,  from the Uzuakoli centre, Ngozi Eke, who got free eye glasses and drugs prayed God to bless Professor Ibe for the humanitarian gesture.
Similarly, Sir Nick Etim, a retired civil servant  from Itumbuzo prayed God to lengthen the days of Professor Ibe for the laudable project.
He described the project as a “life-saving health intervention that brought succour to poor people living in government rejected areas(GRA) free of charge”.
 The exercise was complemented with distribution of branded aprons to traders in markets within each community of coverage.
Interestinly , commuters had the pleasure of being transported home with buses in the fleet of Prof Gregory Ibe Free Bus Scheme.
Meanwhile, the medical team had decried the prevalence of hernia, hypertension and diabetes in the state.
Dr Ogwo in an interview with Wawa News Global, linked the rising cases of hernia with stressful manual labour.
He also advised the people to eat right and watch their lifestyle to avoid diabetes, which he noted, is a serious non communicable disease.
Steve Oko, Publisher/C.E.O, WaWa News Global. For more information on advert placement and news coverage, contact us on: 08038725600, or via email; Always read WaWa News Global - Your most dependable online news platform for the latest breaking news in Nigeria.
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