In his desire and committment to provide effective representation to indigenes of Uyo State Constituency while also assisting in healthcare delivery, the member representing Uyo State Constituency, Mr. Monday Eyo in partnership with Rotary Club of Uyo and Rotary Club of Uyo Metropolis has floated a three day free medical outreach for his constituents.
The free medical outreach will among other general health challenges cater for patients suffering from HIV/AIDS and other related ailments, screening, treatment and preventive measures for hypertension, Hepatitis B, diabetes, Cervical Cancer, Cataract, and surgeries.
According to the Chairman, Rotary Family Health Days, Dr Cyril Essien, the team has Medical experts and facilities that will make the screening and treatment successful.
The screening which started yesterday is currently taking place at the Model Health Centre, Udo Ekong Street, off Ikpa road, Uyo.
In his remark, the Member representing Uyo State Constituency, Mr. Monday Eyo commended Rotary Club for creating a partnership with him to contribute towards a better health for the people.
He said when the people start contributing their quota towards human uplift and stop waiting for government to do everything for them, that is when the society will grow.
He added ” The relationship between health and wealth cannot be removed, because restricted access to healthcare caused by low income is responsible for many health challenges that could have been treated and cured if timely intervention had been sourced.
“Healthcare and social welfare for the low income class have formed a critical focus of my stewardship as your representative. This is why to remove the constraints that low income may pose, I have partnered with Rotary Club to extend this outreach from the original two days to make this exercise free for 3 days”
The lawmaker also donated two water tanks to the Primary Health Care Centre to compliment the borehole promised by Rotary Club.
Also speaking, the Immediate Past District Governor of the Club, Mr Akan Emah noted that the free medical outreach is taking place across three zones in the State which are Eket, Abak and Uyo.
He said that although it has been the culture of the Club to contribute in assisting the people in health related issues such as polio, this year, the club on considering that many people do not go to the hospital because of inadequacy of funds coupled with the fact that many public hospitals have been on strike, the Club decided to partner towards the free medical outreach.
He said it is the believe of the Club that the free medical outreach will have impact to those who avail themselves stressing that all necessary arrangements have been made towards its success.
In reaction, the Village Head of Ikot Oku, Eteidung Godwin Ebong thanked Rotary Club and Hon Monday Eyo for contributing towards the health welfare of the people. While praying God to bless their gesture, he called on them not to let up in making the outreach available some other time.