No fewer than 12,000 people have benefited from the free medical outreach programme sponsored by the member representing Nnewi North, Nnewi South and Ekwusigo Federal Constituency, Engr. Chris Azubogu for his constituents.
About 7723 people were treated of various ailments. 4810 people received eye correctional glasses while 480 surgeries were carried out during the exercise which lasted for two weeks.
The third edition of Chris Azubogu Medical Outreach covered all range of medical/health challenges, with beneficiaries cutting across his constituency and outside his constituency.
Speaking at the end of the Outreach, Engr Azubogu said the program was in line with his Parliamentary focus on energizing the economy, adding that it is only a healthy population that can key into economic policies and drive it.
“What we are doing is not an accident, but deliberate efforts in line with my Parliamentary focus that targets the strengthening of the economy. I am mindful that an unhealthy population will be a burden to a thriving economic quest”.
“The Medical outreach we have been carrying out does not stop us from our commitment to health sector development within the Constituency and beyond” Azubogu said.
Appreciation from beneficiaries
According to Chief John Okeke, “This is more than a Christmas gift to me and all of us that benefited from this Medical Outreach, especially those of us that went through surgeries.”
Madam Ejiofor who also went through the surgery thanked God for using Azubogu to heal her free of charge.
“Azubogu is God sent and I thank God for using him to save me. Where would I have gotten the money for operation?” she asked.
“I was charged N1.2million for surgery in Lagos and I was imagining where to get the money to save my life. The news of Azubogu’s Medical Outreach came and I had to travel from Lagos down to Ozubulu only to get a free surgery. It is only God that will bless Azubogu” she said.