MEMORIES OF THE RAHI/OSAPND AYAKOROMO FREE MEDICAL OUTREACH
The RAHI/OSAPND free medical services in Ayakoromo
community, Burutu LGA of Delta State has come and gone but what is important, is that it will forever linger in the hearts of the inhabitants of the riverine community for years to come.
They could not hold back their emotions as the team set sail back to their destination at the end of the one week outreach being the fourth in theseries of free Medical services in Niger Delta communities.
The programme tagged across the creeks with healthcare, took place at AYAKOROMO health center.
To the volunteers, it was self-fulfilling as they lent a helping hand to patients that trooped in from neighboring communities to avail themselves of medical care.
The outreach recorded the first delivery since the commencement of the programme in november 2015. The baby boy was born at 6.41am and weighed 3.2kg on 6th January with both mother and child in good condition and the child already circumsized.
The free medical outreach designed to address the health needs of the people had larger number of people in attendance with each passing day as well as several health interventions
Within the week under review, the supervisory Councillor for health, Hon Bar Bebekere Fuludu led a delegation from Burutu LGA with Hon Comr. Fred Afoegba, councillor representing ward 6 in Seimbri Clan and others to the outreach center where they commended RAHI medical outreach for the standard health services and efficiency in the medical mission and thanked OSAPND/RAHI for enlisting the community in the programme.
The Ijaw Youth council, IYC AYAKOROMO chapter who were delighted to have the President Emeritus, IYC, Dr Chris Ekiyor, Founder/CEO of RAHI Medical Outreach hosted him and the team where they recalled Dr Ekiyor’s several roles and commitment to the setting up of the amnesty programme for ex-agitators.
The leadership of AYAKOROMO community were also not left in their show of solidarity and appreciation to the team for putting a smile on the face of people.
It would be recalled that Ayakoromo community was among the conflict impacted communities as a result of the activities of the ex-agitators which led to the bombing of the community by army on 1st December 2010.