The Medical Women Association of Nigeria, MWAN, Cross River State chapter in collaboration with Medical Support Foundation (MSF), with support from LEVACHEL Progressive Union and other Noble Sons and Daughters from Abi Local Government Area (LGA) of the state had last weekend touched more than one thousand (1000) lives with their 2-day FREE MEDICAL OUTREACH.
The free health outreach which took place at Eja Memorial Joint Hospital, Itigidi in Abi LGA catered for people from the 10 wards by providing the following services:
* Free eye care services with distribution of free lenses
* Free BP check and treatment
* Free Hepatitis B and C tests
*Free HIV counseling and testing.
* Free malaria test and treatment
* Treatment of childhood diarrheal disease
* Free pap smear
* Free Ultrasound scan of the Breasts, Prostate, Abdomen and pelvis
* Free PSA tests
* Free treatment of Diabetes Mellitus
* Free treatment of Common infections
* Free Urinalysis
* Free deworming for all
* Appropriate referrals and lots more…
Other items distributed were, clothes, shoes, Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLINs), etc.
Speaking during the outreach was the President of MWAN, Cross River State chapter, Dr. Nchiewi Ani, who said the outreach is one of the Corporate Social responsibility of the Association in the quest to achieving Universal Health Care (UHC).
She also thanked the people of the community for coming out in their numbers and taking advantage of the free medical outreach whilst acknowledging all the forms of supports the association received from individuals and organisations, both far and near, to make the programme a successful one.
Her words: “Special thanks goes to the indigenous sons and daughters of Abi whose support made this exercise a reality.
“Special thanks also to the Members and Patrons of Levachel progressive Union especially Senator Liyel Imoke, Former Governor of Cross River State; Hon. Dr. Alex Egbonna; Engr. Sammy Gekpe; Arc Ben Eboh; Mr and (Elder) Mrs John John Ani; Prof D. D Eni; Dr. Elemi John ANI; Bishop Elemi Asikong; Prof Ernest Asikong; Elder Ebei Esege; Pastor John Esege; Dr. Sammy Ntem; Dr Grace Inah; Elder and Mrs Samuel Esege and others too numerous to mention.”
The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Inyang Asibong, also lauded the association initiative and reiterated the commitment of the Governor Ben Ayade led administration to collaborate with the right people to bring quality healthcare to the people.
The MWAN Free Medical Outreach was also in partnership with the Cross River State Ministry of Health; Joseph Ukpo’s Health Research Institute (JUHRI); Cross River State Primary Health Care Development Agency; Radiology Department, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH); Opthalmology department, UCTH; Asi Ukpo Diagnostic Medical Centre (ADMC); The Advocate Church, Calabar and others.