OPOBO TOWN AND ENVIRONS AGOG AS RAHI/NDDC MEDICAL MISSION CONTINUES IN THE RIVERINE COMMUNITY
Large turnout of residents waiting to be attended to

OPOBO TOWN AND ENVIRONS AGOG AS RAHI/NDDC MEDICAL MISSION CONTINUES IN THE RIVERINE COMMUNITY

Residents of Opobo town and neighbouring communities of Nkoro, Queenstown, Kalibiama, Minima, Eloma, Okpukpu, Epelema and Anacolinus has commended RAHI Medical Outreach/NDDC  partnership for the free medical outreach and distribution of relief materials currently going on at Opobo town in Opobo/Nkoro LGA of Rivers state.

Large turnout of residents waiting to be attended to
Large turnout of residents waiting to be attended to

The weeklong programme which was flagged off on Monday 31 October 2016 have continued to experience large influx of residents to the Outreach venue which they described as the most coordinated medical mission in history of the town.

Records unit at work
Records unit at work

In an interview with beneficiaries of the programme after receiving medical attention from the team, they recalled that the last time they had such programmed was eight years ago.

Nurses taking vital signs from patients
Nurses taking vital signs from patients

Children, pregnant women, nursing mothers, aged, physically challenged and youths came out in their numbers to avail themselves the opportunity of the free medical mission.

Doctor attending to Nursing mothers and children
Doctor attending to Nursing mothers and children

The records unit ensured that all patients were registered on daily basis. The other units which include nursing, laboratory, eye and general out-patients were not left in the free medical services. All cases were treated with care by the Doctors on duty and referrals made where necessary as a follow-up measure.

Ophthalmologist examining a patient's eyes
Ophthalmologist examining a patient’s eyes
Pharmacy unit at work
Pharmacy unit at work

In keeping with community participation, some members of the community were incorporated into the volunteer team on arrival for effective and all encompassing medical outreach.

Labouratory scientist taking blood sample from a patient
Labouratory scientist taking blood sample from a patient

More residents are expected to troop into the outreach venue in the coming days with the level of awareness of the medical mission in the community and enthusiasm from the people.

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