Ebonyi community receives free medicare, commends USAID-IHP
By Mkpuma Enyinna, Abakaliki
The people of Avuzu, Ngwor community in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State have expressed joy over the free Primary Healthcare rendered to the community by USAID–IHP in collaboration with the Ebonyi State Ministry of Health.
The event, which took place at First Brain Academy, Avuzu, Ogwor Community, witnessed a large turnout of villagers, who benefited from the free medical treatment.
Some of the beneficiaries – Mr. Aja Chibuenyi Sunday and Mr. Nwabueze Joseph –expressed joy and satisfaction over the conduct of the free medical care outreach, saying that it would go a long way to alleviating the plight of the less-privileged and the downtown, who couldn’t afford medical bills in hospital.
They also called on government to equip their general hospital with modern medical facilities as well as stable power supply since the don’t have any other one.
“The PHC Extension Services today is well coordinated. They are doing well. I saw them checking their weight, height and other preliminary observations as well as giving them drugs. I am satisfied with what they are doing.
“What they did today will go a long way to help our people more especially the pregnant women and nursing mothers. It is very nice,our people are happy.
“Our people do come for antinatal, family planning and other things. Generally, their services are good.”
On her part,the officer in charge of Ogwor Health Centre, Mrs. Ogbu Josephin, said that the free Primary Health Care Extension Services carried out by USAID–IHP in collaboration with Ebonyi State Ministry of Health was actually yielding positive fruits since the medical outreach is free and closer to the people more especially nursing mothers, children, the elderly and the less-privileged.
“I want government to employ workers.”
Also, the Integrated PHC Supervisor for IHP in Ebonyi State, Dr. Nneka Kenebagha, said that the purpose of the excersise was to draw Primary Health Care Extension Services closer to the communities and thereby render Free medical services to them such as immunization, antinatal, family planning, child health welfare amongst others.