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By Uchechukwu Molokwu

Ozubulu (Ekwusigo LGA), May 24, 2019 (MOI) Transition Committee Chairman, Ekwusigo Local Government Area (LGA), Mr Austin Enendu has commended Anambra State Government for providing Medicare for the people of Ekwusigo.

Mr Enendu made the commendation during a 2-day Free Mobile Medical Treatment for flood victims, co-sponsored by Royal Heritage Health Foundation (RHHF) and United Nation’s Population Fund (UNFPA).

The TC Chair commended Gov. Willie Obiano for facilitating the distribution of relief materials to flood victims in the LG.

``Nurses and health worker are trained from time to time, and nurses always go for immunization, vaccinating children against killer diseases to have healthier children in future,” he said.

He, then, urged the people who benefitted from the free treatment exercise to take their drugs, go for check-ups, and spread the good news to other people.

The chairman later presented mosquito-treated net and dignity kits to nursing mothers.

The Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs Ndidi Mezue, who organised the exercise, said that they had visited 10 LGs and ended it in Ozubulu.

In an interview with newsmen Mr Kenneth Ehouzou, Head, Sub-office UNFPA, said the programme was mobile outreach for women in LGs and also for flood-prone areas.

``Our mandate is to ensure that every child-birth is safe. We have visited 12 states affected by flood, received prompt assessment of them, and we’re getting prepared for the next flooding,” Mr Ehouzou said.

Mr Jerome Udeagbala, a stakeholder in Ekwusigo LGA, commended the Gov. Willie Obiano, Commissioners for Health and Women Affairs, for their support.

One of the beneficiaries, Mrs Pauline Ibe, thanked the commissioner for bringing UNFPA to Ekwusigo, saying that she and her children received drugs and gifts during the exercise.

Director of Public Health, Anambra State, Mr Uchechukwu Onyejimbe and Dr Uju Okoye were also in attendance during the exercise. (MOI)