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C’River Speaker to offer Free Healthcare services to the less privileged

By Victor Adaha, Calabar

The Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. John Gaul Lebo has partnered with the Nigerian Society for Hametology and Blood Transfusion to launch a mega medical intervention programme in Ugep, Yakurr local government area, to aid the less privileged access qualitative healthcare services.

This is as part of the activities of the Nigerian Society for Hematology and Blood Transfusion to mark her 44th Annual Scientific Conference in Cross River State.

The medical outreach according to Hon. Gaul is to bring medical succor to the people of Abi/Yakurr Federal Constituency, among others. The venue of the programme will be at Ugep General Hospital.

The medical intervention programme would entails community diagnosis programme and a FREE medical treatment for people discovered to have health problems the medical intervention is set to curb. The programme is targeted at remote communities and indigent people with serious medical issues.

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As a build up to the programme, the team of medical practitioners in the company of the distinguish Rt Hon John Gaul Lebo will be visiting the paramount ruler of Yakurr, Obol Ofana Ofem, Obol Lopon of Ugep, along side his council of chiefs, for the official and formal flagging off of the programme.

The synergy between the Hon Speaker, and the Medical Society have already attracted international crowd funding and medical outsourcing firms to partner with the intervention initiative. The programme takes into cognisance communities affected by ravaged communal clashes and those lacking basic medical intervention.

It is already public knowledge that the speaker had previously launched GAULCARE in Abi, a medical intervention scheme and programme that saw about five thousand indigenes of Abi receive free medical treatment, from ward to ward within Abi local government, and periodic supply of drugs to primary health facilities within the local government as well.

This, many have maintained to be one of the most effective medical intervention programme so far created. It has also been adjudged to be a huge success by pundits.