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Delta Speaker flags off free rural health care project

By Victor Ahiuma-Young
Delta State House of Assembly Speaker, Mr. Martin Okonta, will, 23 December 2009, kick-off this year’s edition of the free medical services for rural communities in the state.

The free medical services for rural communities, a project initiated by Delta Doctors in Diaspora (DDD), as part of its desire to give back to the society, is expected to be flagged off in Abavo.

A statement by the President of the group, Dr. Isioma Okobah, said other benefiting communities would include Akumazi,Umunede and Alisimie in Ika South and North councils areas of the state.

According to the statement, “the speaker of  Delta State House of Assembly, Mr. Martin Okonta, will flag off the 2009 edition of the free medical services for rural communities in Delta State on 23rd of this month. The free medical services is organised by Delta Doctors in Diaspora as part of its desire to give back to the society. It will be flagged off in Agbaro.

“Other communities to benefit from the free health care programme include Akumazi,Umunede,and Alisimie in Ika South and North councils areas of Delta State. During the programme, persons with various ailments will be treated free of charge.”

Delta State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joseph Otumara, is also expected to grace the occasion, which would be attended by stakeholders in the health sector.

Delta Doctors in Diaspora is a non-governmental organisation based in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A, and is made up of doctors from Delta State practicing abroad.

The group has been in forefront of complimenting the health care programme of the delta state government through its end of year free health care services for rural communities.”


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