How Princess Miriam Onuoha’s Passionate Free Medical Outreach In A COVID Era, Turned Okigwe North To A Healing Ground

By ABUBAKAR YUSUF.

The member representing Okigwe North Federal Constituency of Imo State,Rt Honourable Miriam Onuoha recently held a free medical outreach in August,2021 aftermath of the consequences of COVID,global pandemic that ravaged the world,with Nigeria not an exception, and subsequent lockdown along with attendant social and economic problems that came after it.

The timely free health outreach uniquely carried out to the admiration of the people of Okigwe North Federal Constituency, included a follow up and provision of basic amenities like food items to mitigate the already biting hard times, effects of COVID-19.

Not distracted by the early events that involved legal fireworks on the ascension as representative of her people,after the appeal court judgement that gave her victory,the ranking Federal Lawmaker swung into action by not only reliving her constituents with the much talk about free health outreach,but generally addressed the medical needs of her constituency,as the popular saying goes ,”A healthy society,is also a wealthy society”,while others said ,”Health is Wealth.”

Mama Sure P now Mama N Power, earmed this nomenclature because of her flare for empowerment, charity and skill development and acquisition,as well as capacity building,towards the betterment of her people,extended the 2 days event by one day to make it 3 days program, basically to attend to critical issues beyond the attention of primary health care,lack of basic equipment in the secondary health care,so as to also mitigate the influx of the sick to the tertiary health Institutions,that is beyond the reach of ordinary Nigerians.

With high excitement from both the sick and those that came for medical examination and attention for the special health program, people from the nooks and crannies of the Federal Constituency beseeched the venue with prayers and supplications of different incantations,praying for more goodwill to the kind hearted Federal Lawmaker.

The special free health program that came at a time when the effects of world ravaged pandemic was biting harder,from economic,social, to other critical issues that affected human survival,was the best thing that happened to the area,as restoration of their good health facilitated both the business class,the working class and predominant farmers in the communities.

Princess Onuoha’s idea of the free rural medical outreach was not only to provide quality health care,but to distance and deworm his constituents from all forms of ailements prevalent and not affordable to the people and constituents.

The free health project was part of her efforts to consolidate series of programs embarked upon in her first term,as her plans to continue on the laudable ones to the betterment of her society is unwavering.

These include provision of economic empowerment through micro economic scheme and provision of seeds to both market men and women,skill development, enterpreneurs and other self sustaining activities,to make them self reliant.

The three days free medical outreach have come and gone,but the positive tales of good wishes has heralded the towns and villages,as the critically sick and those diagnosed were treated with drugs provded,while others that needed follow up,was addressed without hitches.

Yusuf Writes From Abuja,Is A Journalist And Public Commentator and can be reached on.
yus.abubakar3@gmail.com.

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