Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
The Anambra State Government has commenced healthcare intervention services for displaced flood victims staying in holding centres across the state to ease their sufferings.
The victims received cartons of drugs and mosquito-treated nets at their various centres.
Speaking during a visit to one of the holding centres at Crowther Memorial Primary School Onitsha and Unity Hall Umueri, Tuesday, Commissioner for Health, Dr Afam Obidike, said the medical intervention was necessary to avert outbreak of diseases in the area.
He said Government was concerned about the health needs of the victims, adding that plans were on to offer them diagnoses, provide drugs and other healthcare services.
According to him, “Governor Chukwuma Soludo has mandated the Ministry to carry out regular on-the-spot assessment of the holding centres, to ascertain your health needs and challenges for immediate intervention.
“We are here with some team of medical personnel to make sure that everything is being taken care of medically as well as ascertain the hygiene and sanitation of the centres, which is very essential.
“More health personnel will be sent to the holding centres in order to ensure that flood victims are adequately taken care of medically.”
Reacting, Transition Committee Chairman of Anambra West Local Government Area, Mr Felix Ikechi, described government’s prompt response to the plight of the victims as commendable.