The good people of Ntalakwu, Itumbauzo in Bende LGA, Abia State, today, troop out en mass to receive the free medical outreach attracted by their son, Chief Abraham Augustine Iseh.
The outreach which kick started in Ntalakwu saw a number of people, both young and old, who received free medical treatment, free drugs after body test and other treatments which was carried out by health experts.
Speaking to our reporter during the flagging off of the program, Chief Iseh, A 2019 Abia House of Assembly Aspirant of Bende South (Ikwu Ishii), said his passion for his people led him to bring home such initiative.
He decried the situation where people die ignorantly because of lack of fund or test to ascertain their health status.
The fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants who hails from ITUMBAUZO also added that his ambition to represent his people in the State House of Assembly has nothing to do with the free medical outreach he started.
According to him, “It’s disheartening finding out that people die ignorantly especially in the rural areas where government owned health centre is no longer functioning, “I had to do this at least to save a soul and let our people have a sense of belonging”, says Mr. Iseh.
Speaking further to our reporter, some of the beneficiaries also barred their minds and how they felt about the free medical outreach by Abraham Support Group Network.
Speaking separately to ABACITYBLOG, Elder Chigozie Emmanuel, an indigene of Ntalakwu in Itumbauzo, pours encomiums on Chief Iseh, according to him, this is the first time the community is experincing such free program and it’s indeed a thing of joy.
He prayed to God to continue to bless Chief Iseh for the kind gesture, adding that Itumbauzo will always supports him for anything he embark on.
Another beneficiary, Mr. Helen Okoroafor, told our reporter that she is so much excited to be among the people who received the medical outreach.
in her words; “I’m so much happy and full of joy, of expriencing this kind of program, since inexpetion, nobody has brought this kind of program to us, even those in the government, they don’t remember us”.
“Abraham is our son and we are so much proud of him, for remembering that we exist and knowing the importance of our health, God will continue to bless him for us, she concluded.
ABACITYBLOG recall that Chief Iseh, a 2019 Abia House of Assembly Aspirant of Bende South ( Ikwu Ishii), through his foundation, Abraham Support Group Network sealed a deal on 17th April, 2018 with Oceanic Health Management Limited for affordable health care that will take care of at least 50,000 individuals from the Bende LGA with emphasis on the Bende South (IKWU ISHII) Constituency.
The scheme once on stream is expected to help revitalize All the known health institutions and care givers in the entire Bende LGA. This will give them the opportunity to have the desired increase in traffic to their hospitals and clinics. Even those with health institutions that are not currently on the scheme will be encouraged to come on board.
It is expected that at the end of the day, the scheme would ultimately help create jobs for at least 1,500 people resident of Bende.