The 8 days free medical outreach in some parts of Delta Central Senatorial District by the Jesu Marie Empowerment Foundation, JMEF, has ended with the foundation promising to embark on another round of the health intervention in the near future.
Wife of the immediate-past Deputy Governor of the Delta State, Dr. Nelly Utuama, who was among those attended to on the last day at the General Hospital, Otu-Jeremi in Ughelli South Local Government Area, commended the President and Founder of the foundation, Dr. Rukevwe Ugwumba, for giving back to the society.
Before rounding off its 8 days free medical intervention at the General Hospital, Otu-Jeremi in Ughelli South Council Area, the Jesu Marie Empowerment Foundation was at the Uwheru Primary Healthcare Centre and Ughelli Central Hospital both in Ughelli North Local Government Area, Otor-Udu General Hospital in Udu Council Area and Ekpan General Hospital in Uvwie Council Area.
The presence of the Okobaro of Ughievwen Kingdom, Owahwa 11, at the Otu-Jeremi Hospital to access the free health programme, galvanised many of the inhabitants of the area particularly those ignorant of seeking medical care to take advantage of the programme.
At the last day for the exercise, surgical operations were not carried out. This, according to the President and Founder of the Jesu Marie Empowerment Foundation, Dr. Rukevwe Ugumba, is because the operations will require admission and follow-up.
Dr. Ugumba disclosed that in the alternative, the list of those in need of surgical operations was taken promising that the affected persons will be attended to when the foundation resumes the exercise again in the area.
She noted that cases of tumor abound in Otu-Jeremi area and urged the government to do more for the citizenry in health care.
Dr. Ugumba said the foundation will be very glad to have support from well-meaning individuals and organisations and expressed deep thanks to those who have partnered with the foundation to achieve the recorded success.
Wife of the former Delta State Deputy Governor, Dr. Nelly Utuama, the Okobaro of Ughievwen Kingdom, Owahwa 11, Chief Theresa Akpedeye and others who came for the free medical outreach, said the effort by the Jesu Marie Empowerment Foundation is very commendable saying lives have been saved through it.
Uwheru community, the first beneficiary of the free medical outreach is the ancestral home of the President and Founder of the Jesu Marie Empowerment Foundation, Dr. Rukevwe Ugwumba.
Dr Ugwumba was the immediate past Special Adviser to former governor Emmanuel Uduaghan and now a Consultant to the Senate Committee on Health.