Emeka Offor offers free medicare to 2000 locals in Anambra community

Emeka Offor offers free medicare to 2000 locals in Anambra community

No fewer than 2000 residents of Oraifite in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State have benefited from free medical services of the Sir Emeka Offor foundation (SEOF). 

The beneficiaries, including the young and elderly were offered free tests, drugs, scan, eye glasses, counseling among other services in collaboration with Rotary club and Oraifite Improvement Union (OIU).

Speaking during the outreach tagged, “Free Mega Medical Out Reach Mission”, Speaker, State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Somto Udeze commended the foundation for the gesture, describing it as greatest gift to humanity.

“There’s no greater gift one can offer to his people than such that has to do with life and health, especially the elderly and indigent. 

“Many of these people we are seeing here may find it difficult to see a doctor in the next three years for lack of money. So this is a rare opportunity Sir Emeka Offor is offering his people,” he said.

While praying for God’s blessings on the benefactor, Udeze challenged other spirited individuals to emulate him in assisting government in providing community development related services to the people.

“The government has plans to replicate Primary Health Centres in all communities in the state as well as create General Hospitals in Local Government Areas they are not existing. 

Also speaking, Chief Medical Director, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, NAUTH, Ass. Prof. Joseph Uboaja said people of the area were privileged to have the benefactor as one of their own, promising another free medical outreach at the permanent site of the hospital.

He also announced special package where patients above 80years would have access free medical services at the facility.

“Our vision is to rank among the five top hospitals in the country so our people will no longer be traveling abroad to access medicare,” he added.

Earlier, SEOF Coordinator, Sir Tony Obi said the foundation had embarked on free medical treatments for barely 15 years of its establishment.

He said its Founder, Sir Dr. Emeka Offor had severally sponsored major health treatments, including liver transplants and eye surgery overseas, adding that the beneficiaries had survived and living their normal lives till date.

He said, “This collaboration became necessary for these three entities because of the common interest each has for the health of the people around, besides to alleviate poverty amongst the populace.

“For us the foundation (S.E.O.F) part of our cardinal objective is Health, Hence the SEOF Scheme since inception had embarked on free medical treatments since August 2008 about 15 years now. 

“At the inception we collaborated with the S.E.O.F.The result of the Health Scheme has been very encouraging. The S.E.O.F Health Scheme involved General Out Patients Unit on primary seale level.

“Serious referral cases are lodged with tertiary Hospitals such as NAUTH and others. The bills of such referrals are borne by the S.E.O.F. 

“Our Founder Sir Dr.Emeka C.Offor had severally sponsored major health treatments such as liver transplants and eye surgery overseas.

“To God be The Glory, The beneficiaries of these complex treatments had survived and are living their normal lives now.

“Our founder, Sir Dr Emeka Offor is neck deep into way and manners of bringing succor to the infirmed in the society across board. 

“To these effects, he had contributed immensely towards diseases eradication by using his Foundation (SEOF) and other conglomerates in his business links to sponsor health programmes such as the Rotary International Club (Polio Eradication) and Carter Foundation (River Blindness, etc).

“The Rotary Club collaboration is of essence because of the commitments of Rotary in Health affairs where members use their talent treasure and time in handling issues in health programmes, thus their volunteers would be of immense help to this mission by these qualities for which they are noted for.

“The Present O.I.U. Executives are health conscious, no wonder, the P.G is instrumental in engaging the T.B Screening Team to be part of this Mission, they are conscious of her populace knowing the the state of their health.”

Other personalities that graced the occasion were traditional ruler of the community, Igwe Dan Udoji, Majority Leader, State House of Assembly, Engr. Ikenna Ofodeme and President General of the community, Sir Vic Dike.

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