…1500 benefit as he kick-starts all-Anambra free medical outreach
No fewer than one thousand five hundred (1,500) Anambra residents have benefitted from the on-going all-Anambra free and comprehensive medical outreach programme by Chief Osita Chidoka.
The outreach which was flagged-off by the benefactor and former Aviation Minister, Chief Osita Chidoka at Obosi,Idemili North council area of the state was targeted at all the 179 communities of the state, beginning with Obosi.
It covers wide range of medical conditions including malaria and typhoid tests, hepatitis/retroviral screening, full medical checks, blood pressure checks and diabetes screening, comprehensive eye checks with glasses, amongst other presentations.
Chidoka who was on hand to perform the flag off said it was part of the ways he’s giving back to the society and it gives him exceeding joy to put some smiles on people’s faces, especially those who cannot help themselves.
The former minister and national chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) said his late grandfather -Thomas Chidoka, was an amputee who lost one of his limbs in his days as a soldier at the Second World War(WW2).
But that the British government consistently replaced the artificial limb every three years which also enabled him to earn a living from which he was able to train twelve children including his own father.
That he had been doing the medical programme silently for years but has now reached out to Anambra citizens in the diaspora and even corporate organizations who have positively welcomed the idea to be part of the programme. It’s going to be continuous and will cover all communities in the state.
He said they would follow-up and assist critical cases need surgeries and further reference. Because they intend to assist all that turn up, Chidoka said “Let’s Build a Healthy and Better Anambra”.