ANAMBRA State Government has assured flood victims of prompt and adequate healthcare services at the various holding centres.
Commissioner for Health, Afam Obidike gave the assurance during his inspection visit to the two holding centres quartering Anambra West flood victims at Crowther Memorial Primary School, Onitsha and Unity Hall Umueri.
Dr. Obidike said that Governor Chukwuma Soludo has mandated the ministry to continue on-the-spot assessment of the holding centres with a view to ascertaining their health needs, challenges and for immediate intervention.
The commissioner, who distributed some cartoons of drugs and mosquito treated nets on arrival, noted that the ministry has put in place immediate medical intervention plans for flood victims in the state.
He commended the efforts of the transition committee chairman of Anambra West Local Government Area, Mr. Felix Ikechi for making sure that basic necessities needed in the holding centres were on ground, even as he promised that government would send in more health personnel to the holding centres in order to ensure that flood victims are adequately taken care of medically.
Anambra West TC Chairman, Mr. Ikechi thanked the state government for coming to the rescue of Anambra West promptly and revealed that government has put all logistics in place, and equally provided mosquito treated nets, drugs and medical personnel through the ministry of health.
A flood victim, Mr. Emmanuel Onwuadi from Igbokenyi said that virtually all the communities in Anambra West have been submerged, noting that more people would be joining the camp soonest, and thanked the Anambra State Government for the their quick response.
It was observed that no fewer than 600 persons are currently being quartered in the two holding centres designated for Anambra West Local Government Area.