Hon. Chief Nnanna Igbokwe, member representing Ahiazu-Ezinihitte Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, has put smiles on the faces of natives and residents of Ezeagbogu Ezinihitte Mbaise by facilitating the construction of an ultra-modern Health Centre and equipping it with modern equipment.
Handing over the facility through the Head Matron/Sister in-charge of Ezeagbogu Health Centre, Mrs. Uwazie Caroline and the Traditional Ruler of the community, HRH Eze Dr. S.O. Uwaegbu, Hon. Nnanna Igbokwe canvassed for judicious use of the facilities and adequate security for the centre.
Hon Igbokwe cautioned against abuse of the N14m project which constitutes part of his 2017 Constituency projects.
He said the purpose of building the centre and equipping it was to provide salutary measures that would help elongate the lives of the people and reduce the burden of accessing health care from distant places with exorbitant cost implications.
He postulated that “health is wealth,” and that for any meaningful development to take place, the health care of the people takes place of pride.
The Leader spoke to one of the traditional rulers in the community, HRH Eze Boniface Onyechinyere Ikpegbu (Nachi I of Agunebere), on his reaction to the construction and provision of the health facility. According to him, God has used Hon. Nnanna Igbokwe to bless the community. He said that community inhabited by over 13,000 people has been remembered, and decried lack of government presence and non-availability of any motorable road, electricity, potable water and health-care in the area. HRH Ikpegbu extolled Hon. Igbokwe for facilitating the construction and equipping the first Health facility in the community.
Among the items handed over to the management of the Health Centre include Kidney dish, bed pan, delivery bed, refrigerator, medical thermometer, laboratory incubator, hydraulic electrical hospital bed, wheel chairs, oxygen cylinder with accessories, spirometre, patients trolley and over 59 other items.
Contributing, Chief Henry Ohazianya, technical partner of the team advised against improper installations and use of the equipment. He harped on the need for adequate security and preservation of the items for posterity.