By Chimezie Anaso
No fewer than 10,000 persons would benefit from free medical care courtesy of Mr Elijah Onyeagba, candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) for Aniocha/Dunukofia/Njikoka Federal Constituency, Anambra State.
Chief Patrick Egolum, the Director-General of Onyeagba Campaign Organisation, told newsmen in Ukpo, Dunukofia Council on Thursday that 3,300 patients would be treated in each of the three local councils in the constituency.
Egolum said the outreach which was in conjunction with Mercy Hour Foundation, Abuja, would also distribute medicine to the Primary Healthcare Centres across 22 communities in the area.
He said the project was in furtherance of outreach culture of the benefactor and to raise awareness of his candidacy ahead of the February elections.
According to the Director General, the outreach will hold in eight centres of Obu-Umunri, Abagana, Ukpo, Umudioka, Afor-Igwe, Agulu, Nri and Neni.
“Our candidate being a man with great vision who understands the plight of the masses, has decided to reach out to the elderly and youths in the constituency in the area of medical needs.
“After the conclusion of this outreach, we shall deliver drugs that will last for the next six months in all the Health Centres in the constituency. He has been doing this, it is not about election, it is about the good and wellbeing of our people, we wish to capture 10,000 patients in this exercise,” he said.
He said the weeklong programme with a medical team of five doctors, six nurses and eight support staff would end on Jan. 14.
A beneficiary, Mr Michael Aniekwe who was treated for High Blood Pressure and Eye-sight issues, lauded Onyeagba for his benevolence.
Aniekwe, a 69 year-old-father of four, said he was given drugs and expressed the optimism that his condition would be better. He prayed God to replenish the organizers and the success of their aspirations.