The coordinator of Ubeyi development centre, Barr. Nnachi Egwu. has declared three-day free medical services for residents of the locality.

Barr. Egwu claimed that the gesture was also aimed to reduce health problems facing the aged persons and children living in the rural areas, as well as students of Federal Polytechnic in Uwana community, in Afikpo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

Addressing journalist in Abakaliki, the state capital, the council boss called on the people of the locality to support the state government and urged them to be law abiding and shun violence.

He added that time has gone when the health of the people are forgotten by the government they voted into power.
In the words of Barr. Egwu, ?I declared three days free medical services in order to improve the health of the people, especially the aged persons, children and students in this development centre.”

The healthcare programme, which was held in designated centres in all the wards that make up the development centre, featured counseling, eye tests, laboratory tests, distribution of free drugs for treatment of hypertension, diabetes, malaria, typhoid, and so forth.

In a remark, the leader of chiefs in Uwana community, Ichie Ibiam Osuu, said the programme would continue to put on hold the health problems the aged persons and students are faced with.

Osuu, however, called on political leaders in Afikpo Local Government Area to emulate this good gesture of Barr. Egwu.

According to Osuu, ?the health of the people should be paramount to all politicians in the state? but urged the coordinator to ensure that the programme is frequent so as to show the people the sense of belonging.

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