The Anambra State Indigenes Association in United States of America (ASA-USA), an NGO, has offered free medical services to about 8000 people from the state from across six local government areas
According to the group’s National Vice President, Mr Emmanuel Eziakor, the beneficiaries included people from Orumba South, Njikoka, Nnewi North, Idemili South, Oyi, and Ekwusigo council areas.
Eziakor, who disclosed this at the association’s free medical services at Enugwu-Agidi in Njikoka LGA, said the communities that benefitted from the programme included Nnewi, Ojoto, Ihite, Nkwele-Ezunaka, Awka- Etiti, Ozubulu and Enugwu-Agidi.
“We have over 20 qualified medical personnel and those in medical areas that came on this years mission and about 75 medical assistants drawn from the state health sector.
“The number of persons that sought for the medical services from each community visited was overwhelming, nothing less than 900 of them came for attention each day since we commenced on July 30. I am happy we met their needs giving medications from USA, bearing total cost of the whole exercise I feel satisfied that we have given our best to save lives,” he said.
Eziakor enumerated some of the illnesses detected and cared for to include diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis , malaria, eye problems and testing for HIV.
Mr Oliver Nwabude , former president of the association said that the essence of the medical mission was to give back to their home society good things from they gathered from abroad.
One of the beneficiaries, Mrs Josephine Nwanna, aged 63, expressed happiness over the medical care, and implored the association not to relent in providing it to other communities on frequent basis.