In a bid to ensure quality health care for the people of his constituency, Hon. Victor Nwokolo, member representing Ika Constituency in the Federal House of Representatives, Abuja, organized a three-day free medical health programme, from Tuesday 15 January to Thursday 17 January, 2019, at General Hospital Agbor.
The free medical programme saw the treatment of various ailments to include surgical operations and the distribution of reading glasses to those who need them.
Speaking on the first day of the exercise, Hon. Chukwuyem Okoh (a.k.a Chuky Dandy) said, “I am doing the flag-off of this medical outreach, being powered by Hon. Victor Nwokolo, member, representing Ika Constituency at the federal level. People from both Ika South and Ika North East are all here to receive free medical treatment. Some have eye problems, some have cases that require surgical operations. We hope all that are here today and many more to come will go back home, cured and happy. It is a three-day programme which spans from 15 January to Thursday 17 January, 2019.”
Lauding the magnanimous gesture of Hon. Nwokolo, Hon Chuky Dandy said,
“This is a wonderful programme for my people. Most of them have been critically ill, but couldn’t go to the hospital because of lack of fund. Now you see them pouring out in large numbers to partake in this free treatment programme. Nwokolo is therefore by this saving the lives of our people and he deserves our appreciation and encouragement. I must as well state that this programme has nothing to do with campaign, because he had done it before and he is doing it again. So, he is not doing it because of the on-coming elections.”
Lady Precious Onyesom (aka Last K), one of the coordinators of the programme had this to say,
“We are here on account of Nwokolo’s free medical treatment. There are more than two thousand patients today and we are expecting many more tomorrow and next. God has blessed Nwokolo, and he is a God sent man to the poor. There are some with eye problems, tumors and different challenging ailments. I pray that God will grant his heart’s desires and reach out to him in times of need, the way he has reached out to the poor and helpless.”
When interviewed, one of the patients, Mrs Vero Igweh revealed her gratitude to Nwokolo for his kindness to her and other beneficiaries of the programme. Her words, “I am here because of a severe headache. I was told that the treatment was free of charge, hence I came. My prayer is that God should bless Nwokolo whom I was told is the organizer of this free treatment, for bringing cure to poor sick people who do not have money to treat themselves.