Hon. Deacon Chike Okafor, -The Honourable Member Representing the people of Ehime Mbano, Ihitte Uboma and Obowo Federal constituency in the federal House of Representatives, and also the House Committee Chairman on Health Matters,will kickstarts his free medical outreach programme in his constituency, beginning from 17th October, 2016 to 18th November, 2016.
The programme when started will in no small measures, enhance and ameliorate the health suffering/challenges of the people of the constituency.
It was reported that His Excellency, the Governor of Imo state, His Excellency Owelle Rochas Okorocha, will flag-off the programme, while his wife, Her Excellency Nneoma Nkechi Okorocha will be the mother of the day.
The flag-off medical mission sponsored by Hon. Okafor, will have as special guest of honours the Speaker of the Federal House of Reps Hon. Yakubu Dogara, and the Minister for Health, Prof Isaac Ademola.
Other expectant dignitaries include, the Deputy Governor of Imo state, Prince Eze Madumere, the Senator for Imo North Senatorial District, Sen. Benjamin Uwajumogu, Chief of Staff to Imo State government, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, Secretary to Imo State Government, Sir George Eche.
Also to be in attendance are, members of the Federal House of Reps from Imo state and beyond, members of the Imo state House of Assembly,Traditional and Religious leaders,etc.
For an effective execution of the medical mission, Prince Okafor is in partnership with the following agencies; UNICEF, NAFDAC, UNTH ENUGU, FMC OWERRI, FMC UMUAHIA, IMSUTH ORLU.
Others according to report are the Federal ministry of Health, the State ministry of Health, HOD Health of Ehime Mbano, Ihitte Uboma and Obowo LGAs.
Many medical Doctors including the following supervising consultants; Dr Mazi .C. Ejikem (Obstetrician & Gynaecologist consultant), Dr P. E .N Onyemachi (Physician consultant), Dr Chikwendu Ejike (Surgeon Consultant), Dr Aduku Ben. Uchenna (Ophthalmologist consultant), Dr Nwokorie Christopher C (Anaesthetist consultant) and nurses will participate in the free medical outreach, so as to critically examine the Health problems and conditions of the people of Okigwe South Federal constituency.
The Hon. member representing the good people of Okigwe South Federal Constituency, Prince Dcn Chike John Okafor has this to say with regards to his outreach medical mission 2016.
"In keeping with my pact/social contract to use everything at my disposal to advance bringing development to my people, We are set to kick of the 2016 Medical Mission in the entire Federal Constituency, beginning from 17th October, 2016 to 18th November, 2016 in this order:
Ehime-Mbano (17th October- 21st October),
Ihitte-Uboma (31st October - 4th November), and
Obowo (14th November - 18th November).
In a press release, Prince Okafor stated that "surgeries and all major cases that may arise from the outreach will be referred to the above mentioned secondary health facilities."
"There will be Free eye tests, and eye glasses, where necessary, will be handed out too."
"We also have thousands of treated mosquito nets to give out free of charge during the outreach".
"We shall have as many nurses and Doctors, some of whom we helped secure Residents and House jobs in major health institutions, on hand to attend to as much people as the slated dates can accommodate."
"I am confident that our people will take advantage of this opportunity to attend to their basic health needs, because a healthy citizen is a microcosm of a healthy society." Hon. Okafor said.
According to Hon. Okafor "the Medical Mission is all FREE, as the Lord provides."