-As Dr. Haruna Joseph Kigbu led Doctors on the Move Africa [DOTMA] hits the ground.
-Dispensation of medical care to begins Tuesday as team observes Monday ‘sit at home’.
Following the arrival of the famed Dr. Joseph Kigbu led Doctors On The Move Africa [DOTMA] to Nnewi North, Nnewi South and Ekwusigo federal constituency on Sunday, 24th October 2021, all is now set for the seamless execution of the annual Engr. Chris Emeka Azubogu Medical Outreach – the fifth in the series.
This is quite contrary to earlier insinuations on this space by a few bitter hearted individuals [who are miffed by the quintessential lawmaker’s rising profile] that the highly successful annual exercise may have ended with the lawmaker’s unsuccessful bid for Anambra governorship post.
Fielding questions from Azubogu media team at a dinner organized to formally welcome the team Sunday Night at a location within the federal constituency, team leader, Dr. Kigbu hinted that the team is in to conduct a comprehensive weeklong medical outreach.
He said: “the outreach will attend to outpatients, do some health education; conduct basic laboratory tests like HIV/AIDS screening; screening for Diabetes, Hepatitis, hypertension and blood work. And of course, for the eye section, we will do filled refractions and give out reading glasses. We are hopeful that we should be able to give out up to 3,000 glasses this time around. We will also do basic ultrasound scans to look up and check problems the patients may present. And those who have Cataract will be operated for cataract; we will do general and gynecological surgeries – minor and major surgeries in this medical outreach”
As has become traditional with the outreach, Dr. Kigbu further hinted that the team is quite loaded this time around with specialists in general surgery; obstetrics and gynecology; and specialists in ophthalmology who will be working with us for the next one week.
The locations where the outreach will hold simultaneously are:
1. Joint Hospital Ozubulu, Ekwusigo LGA.
2. Diocesan Hospital Akwudo, Nnewi North LGA.
3. General Hospital Ukpor, Nnewi South LGA.
It will be recalled that in the 4th edition of the outreach which many, including those who can afford excellent medical care elsewhere have come to trust and look forward to as a sure source of succor from various afflictions, the Dr. Kigbu led team of medical experts performed a cumulative 761 eye/general surgeries amid other amazing accomplishments.
Already, in anticipation of similar feat, healthcare seekers have, as at Sunday afternoon, thronged the designated venues from within and outside Anambra state in search of succor but the team insists dispensation of care will only commence Tuesday after observation of Monday, 25/10/2021 sit at home.
A few of the early arrivals who spoke to Azubogu media team at the Joint Hospital Ozubulu Center which included two pre-registered surgery patients who came in from Lagos, hoping to be attended to Monday, [today] were full of gratitude in advance to the medical team and in particular, the lawmaker, Engr. Chris Emeka Azubogu [who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress – APC] for showing, with the continuation of the outreach after his governorship bid setback, that it was not about politics, as some had hitherto assumed, but humanity all along.
We at the Azubogu media team hope to, as usual, bring you daily updates of activities throughout the duration of the outreach beginning Tuesday.
#Chris McCool Nwosu
Ozubulu, Ekwusigo L.G.A, Anambra State
Monday, October 25, 2021