A Global System for Mobile Communications network provider has donated a mobile clinic to the Anambra state government, as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility project.
The event which took place at the Government House, Awka, attracted officials of the Anambra state government as well as the staff members of the company.
Handing over the mobile clinic to the state government, the Senior Manager, Sales and Trade Development, Core East of the company, Mr. Emmanuel Okereke, represented by Mr. Collins Orji, said the mobile medical intervention scheme is designed to provide primary healthcare services, largely to the women and children in some selected local government areas in the six states of Anambra, Lagos, Gombe, Kano, Kwara and Rivers through mobile trucks, and that the aim is to contribute to the government’s efforts to improve access to primary healthcare in underserved communities in Nigeria.
Mr. Okereke noted that the scope of the project to be implemented covers the execution of medical outreaches for twelve months in communities and markets, and the services will include medical screening, diagnosis and consultations, treatment and provision of drugs, referrals and health awareness creation.
Receiving the mobile clinic on behalf of Anambra state government, the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, thanked the mobile service provider for assisting the State government in the health sector, and urged like-mind organizations to emulate the company’s good gesture.
On his part, the Anambra state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Vincent Okpala, said that the initiative is in its third phase and that the state is happy to partner with the company and revealed that mobile clinic will operate based on demand, need and planning, among others.
Correspondent Chibuzor Okoye reports that handing over the mobile clinic van to the state government and it’s inspection by the SSG and others formed the highlight of the event.