..As Adode Lauds Gesture
By Omoghene Benedict,
Over 1,000 persons in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State have received free medical treatment from ANTOF Rural Resource Develpment Center, ARDEVC, sponsored by Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.
The event two days event was declared open by the Ughelli North Local Government Chairman, Hon. Godwin Adode at the local government headquarter.
In his remarks, Hon. Adode who lauded NDDC sponsored program called residents of the local government to make themselves available for the opportunity of the free treatment.
He said, “Initially thought it was a mere show but I was amazed at the quality of drugs and health services they are rendering to the people of the local government and I am calling on our people to make use of this golden opportunity to get themselves treated of their various sickness.
According to Adode, the presence of NDDC and ANTOF has brought leverage to the people and he called on the organizers to make it a routine thing.
The three days free medical service features blood pressure test, eye treatment, surgery, Typhoid, Malaria, Arthritis and others.
Speaking to newsmen, coordinator of the program, Mr. Efiok Ituk said, “We are here in Ughelli to render free medical treatment to the people of Delta Central.
Ituk held that the event would last for three days but the on the last day they shall be at Udu LGA in other to reach out to those who could not make to Ughelli.
“We have been to most of the states in the South and we will continue to do our best to bring sound health to the people, though man treats but God heals.
One of the beneficiaries, Blessing Okotie who applauded the organisers for the wonderful initiative said, “I was treated freely and the joyful thing about it, is that it was not stressful”.
No money was collected from me in any form and the drugs they gave were wonderful.She however called on the organizers to create more awareness to enable others benefit from the programme.
The free medical service will last for three days and it is expected that over 5,000 persons will benefit from the health services. it was gathered.