ROTARY International, DISTRICT 9142 through the Rotary Foundation in partnership with Rotary District 3170 (India) and Anambra State Government, kicked off a free medicare yesterday
The Mission comprising of a team of twenty Medical Doctors (Consultants in different fields of medicine) from India, hosted by Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Teaching Hospital (COOUTH), Awka, provide free medical treatment, including surgeries to indigent Anambrarians and other Nigerians, also double as a forum for Networking and exchange of ideas between the expatriates and Nigerian Doctors on current medical practices aimed at ensuring quality service delivery as well as donation of medical equipment for improved services.
While calling for more turnout of Ndi Anambra at COOUTH, Awka during the period of the free medicare, the District 9142 Governor, Emma Udeakpeh, highlighted the importance of the outreach which include interface between the India medical team and Nigeria Medical Practitioners, exchange of ideas, impart of skills, as well as getting used to modern trends which will help to dissuade Nigerians from traveling to foreign countries to seek medicare.
Speaking on the significant of the outreach, the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C-Don Adinuba, said that one of the most important objectives behind the forming of the United Nations in 1948, was to promote international peace, Understanding and solidarity in human family and the body commemorated her 70th birthday yesterday, while thanking the team in helping to make the world a better place and thereby achieving the UN objective.
On his part, the leader of the visiting medical team from India, Dr Jorson Fernandes, appreciated Rotary International District 9142 for the warm hospitality received and thereby underscored the envisaged achievements which includes knowledge transfer, that comprises of going into various aspect of medicine
Transferring of skills- surgical and clinical skills, examining of patients beginning of diagnosis and if there will be need for the patients to be operated upon, as well as behavioural change and communication management.