100 DAYS IN OFFICE: ODUKPANI LGA PARTNERS CRSPHCDA TO FACILITATE QUALITY HEALTHCARE THROUGH COMMUNITY OUTREACH.

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By: Simon Ushie.
Health they say is wealth and this has demonstrated the commitment of the chairman of Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State as she organised a free medical outreach in collaboration with the Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency to mark her first 100 days in office.
The free medical outreach which was held in the Council headquarters attracted beneficiaries from different locations across the LGA, it had hundreds of people being tested ,treated, counselled,  vaccinated and given drugs for various ailments.
Speaking to participants and beneficiaries, the Director General of the Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency Dr Janet Ekpenyong thanked the Council head for ensuring that her subjects receive the best of medical services at no cost ,which is an encouragement to people especially the low income earners instead of seeking traditional forms of medications.
Dr Ekpenyong further thanked beneficiaries for turning out enmarce to take advantage of the exercise as she encouraged them to always place their health top on their priority list to avoid complications in the phase of pandemic outbreaks.
Speaking earlier, the Chairman of Odukpani Local Government Area, Hon.Mrs. Justina Edem said her leadership will ensure that the health and well-being of her people is best taken care of and as such will continue to work with relevant bodies ,groups and individuals to achieve that objective.
Hon. Edem said, aside the celebration of her first 100 days in office and the free medical outreach, plans are on the way to collaborate effectively with the Primary Health Care Agency to ensure that all communities in the LGA boast of a working and functional Health Facility to avoid people moving far distances to seek medical attention.
Some of the benefiaries including Mrs Andem Ekpenyong and Cicilia Offiong thanked the team for the gesture as they wished for more of such opportunities to improve their health.
Highlights of the outreach exercise was the Distribution of facemasks, alcohol based hand sanitizer by the DG, CRSPHCDA, Dr Janet Ekpenyong, while beneficiaries were being checked for Rapid Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure,HIV/AIDs and other STDs, Eye Test as well as the referral for some conditions while drugs were also given out.

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