By Onaga Millicent
Wife of the Enugu State Governor Extends Foundation’s Medical Outreach. The wife of the Enugu State Governor, Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi, has stated that rapid development in the rural areas would remain the focus of her healthcare pet project given that is where a greater number of women, youths and other vulnerable groups reside.
Mrs. Ugwuanyi explained during her visit to Ohodo, in Igbo-Etiti LocalGovernment Area, that she intends to extend the free healthcare project being implemented via her foundation (Ugo Touch of Life Foundation) to every part of the state.
“It is our commitment to touch the lives of the vulnerable in 17 local government areas of the state. This job is a care-giving job designed to touch the lives of the downtrodden,” Mrs. Ugwuanyi noted.
Residents in the communities were screened for cervical cancer, hypertension, eye defects and Type 2 diabetes.
The wife of the council chairman, Mrs. Nwanneka Agbo, commended the first lady for her medical outreach which she said has helped in alleviating several health challenges that residents in the community typically experience.
She also used the opportunity to applaud the achievements of the Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi administration. “This is an era where over 30 states of the federation are struggling to pay or simply cannot pay salaries.
“Enugu State is gradually but steadily reclaiming its past glory as a pacesetter in development, in peace, and in security. You deserve as much encomiums having proved beyond any shade of doubt to be a pillar of strength,” she said.
The event’s highlights include the inauguration of the sickbay established by the caretaker committee chairman of the council and his wife, and the distribution of some hospital materials comprising beds, pillows, first aid boxes, mosquito nets, among others.