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Honourable Linus Okorie : Ugwuagba Akaeze: The flag-off and first outing of the CaringHeart Constituency-wide Free Medical and Welfare Outreach Private

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The flag-off and first outing of the CaringHeart Constituency-wide Free Medical and Welfare Outreach was a huge success. Indeed a bomb!

 Held at the Akaeze Development Centre Headquarter, Ugwuagba by no less a personality than His Excellency, the superlative governor of Ebonyi State, Chief Engr. David Umahi,FNSE,FNATE; represented most capably by his loyal and accomplished deputy, HE Barr Kelechi Igwe, PHD.

Apart from his high commendations for the program and our work generally, His Excly uses the occasion to highlight the numerous projects and programs of the state government. He also brought to the fore, the ongoing campaign on increased voter registration, end to Female Genital Mutilation and end to the scourge of Lassa Fever.

In addition to unveiling the health centre-specific gifts, HE also took a tour of the treatment centers and saw things for himself.

 Other high flying dignitaries that graced the occasion included the state commissioner for Health, Dr Umezurike, the Commissioner for Environment, Chief Din Njoku and his counterpart for Economic Empowerment, Barr Uchenna Orji.

Others were the Deputy Chief of Staff government house, Prof Okpara, Ivo council chairman, SAs, Coordinators, STAs and TAs, to the governor, Ndieze, Cabinet chiefs, Town Union Presidents and the clergy; amongst so many other Very important Personalities.

 At the end of the day 150 under 5 children (with one rushed to the Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki with the ambulance), 60 Pregnant women (with 6 identified as very high risk requiring special attention) and 239 older children and adults ( with one prolapse case) were treated.

 Particularly, we are prayerful that the little 2-month old baby whose case was most critical and has been scheduled for urgent surgery at FETHA will come out well and strong, IJN.

If saving his life were to be the only outcome of the entire exercise, we would have been fully satisfied and grateful to God.

 We wish to specially thank all that made the event possible and successful. Prominent amongst these are HE, the governor, HE, the deputy governor, the Commissioner for Health, the Chairman Ivo LGA, the Coordinator, Akaeze Development Centre, the traditional institution of Akaeze, the Town Union Presidents of Akaeze and Umoihie, other Town Union Presidents of OhaOnIvo), CAN and Ministers Forum Leadership across OhaOnIvo, AMURT, Coalition of Professionals, Onyekachi Ani, CaringHeart family and the general public. Above all else, I must deeply thank the Almighty God for overwhelming us all with His grace.

Next stop of the outreach program would be UGWULANGWU on March 16 and 18, 2018.

 Please find below some pictures of the event of the.