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Assessing the free medical mission of jones onyereri



+ Njoku Macdonald Obinna

Orlu Senatorial Zone , Imo State .

There is a very popular and true saying that ‘ Health is Wealth ‘ . This famous saying refers to the importance attached to health and also reveals our state of hopefulness if we are not healthy enough to pursue our individuals’ day -to -day activities ; aspirations and related endeavours .

The above famous health tit – bit played out last week , when on Tuesday , 11th December , 2018 , the Honourable member representing the largest federal constituency in Nigeria ; a Missionary Parliamentarian and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for Imo West Senatorial Zone , Rt. Hon. Jones Onyereriofficially flagged off his 4 – day free medical mission as Africa’s fastest growing medical network , Doctors on the Move in conjunction with University of Nsuka Teaching Hospital , UNTH , relocated to Nkwerre Health Centre for the 4 -day free medical mission which had attendance from across the 12 LGAs in Orlu Senatorial Zone .

By this singular humanitarian act , Rt. Hon. Jones Onyereri has once again , proven that he is a heartbeatsleader who understands the heartbeats of the people who elected him into office to represent their general interests .

Before we write about the attendant result of the 4- day robust , effective and all -engaging free medical mission and the preceding testimonies from the beneficiaries , it is quite instructive to present an overview of the just concluded free medical treatment as carried out by Doctors on the move Africa ; a team of indigenous medical experts , pharmacists , laboratory scientists , nurses , radiologists, optometrists , dentists and medical information | data collectors , etc , who are on community advocacy for healthy living and fitness . A free medical mission as facilitated and holistically funded by Nigeria’s most outstanding National Assembly Committee Chairman ; South East most performing federal lawmaker ; 2018 | 2019 Imo State best federal legislator , Rt. Hon. Jones Onyereri .

As a continent , Africa is continuously working on how to cure major epidemics and illness ; as the cure for cancer as well as HIV has been a domineering topic for scientists even as these epidemics remain perennial while their cure slow -moving .

We may take for granted the wide array of diseases that have emerged as a result of poor nutrition ; lack of physical fitness and exercise ; poor attitude towards routine medical check -ups , etc , which the free medical mission created a window of opportunity to address in our rural areas of catchment centres .

From the light of the above , may I quickly inform the good people of #NkwerreIsuNwangeleNjaba #FederalConstituency nay #OrluSenatorialZone that the Jones Onyereri free medical mission provided the opportunity for the cure of the various degrees of illness like :
Typhoid fever , malaria + , chicken pox , small pox , Apollo , gonorrhea , syphilis , rabies , sars , measles , polio , high blood pressure , etc .


Graciously , a lot of people were medically and miraculously healed and discharged .

The blind received their sight ; those with cases of glaucoma and cataract were provided with effective vaccines ; the short – sighted were given free eye -glasses and drugs to effectively manage their sight ; free antenatal was also provided for all pregnant women in attendance .

Various eye surgeries were successfully carried out as recommended by the Doctor after thorough and cross – medical examination . Free treated mosquito nets , free drugs and other health related materials were provided to all registered attendees as an estimated N30 million was injected into the 4 -day (Tuesday 11th Dec., to Friday , 15th Dec., 2018 ) free medical mission ; by Orlu incoming Senator .

At the request of 4thestatereporters.com for a comprehensive list of the data for all surgeries , the Chief Medical Director of Doctors of on the Move Africa , Dr. Joseph Haruna Kigbu provided the following data report :

Total Surgeries both minor and major

√ Successful surgeries – 90

√ Eye surgeries – 60

√ Various laboratory investigations : ( FBS, RBS, HIV, HBSAG , HCV , WIDAL , PSA ) – 301

√ Total cards issued | consultations – 2303

√ Total glasses dispensed – 820

√ Total patients seen at eye clinic unit – 859

√ Scanning – 90


To all those who felt too shy or proud to bring their aged parents in the village for the concluded laudable free medical initiative , it is quite unfortunate .

Your ego has never changed the testimonies that God has put in the lips of many who participated from our federal constituency and across the senatorial zone .

As an eye witness reporter , I can authoritatively assert that the exercise was a huge success, and pray that Rt. Hon. Jones Onyereri sustains it because our people are really sick and are in dire need of this free medical assistance as a good number of them in rural areas cannot afford medical treatment .

Njoku MacDonald Obinna

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ABOUT THE FOUNDER : Njoku Macdonald Obinna : The Country Director , 4thEstateReporters.com is an opinion page Writer in national dailies ; a News Reporter Extraodinaire , a Social Advocate, Media Consultant , Newspaper Columnist and Youth leadership Speaker . Through his Advocacy Group , Abba 4th Force (Centre for Rights Advocacy ) ; adjudged as a virile , formidable and intrepid social watchdog in Imo State , Njoku Macdonald Obinna has succeeded in using his platform to raise the bar for social awareness and political consciousness of the people while holding elected officials of government and its representatives accountable to the people .