Ncheta Omerekpe Foundation has resumed its free medical outreach today starting with Aba South Local Government Area of Abia State.
Omerekpe Foundation, founded by an Abia born philanthropist, Chief Elvis Ncheta Omerekpe before now, is being known in the acts of distributing free medicals to indigent Abians.
In Aba South earlier today, Omerekpe Foundation shared ‘insecticide mosquito treated nets and free medications to the beneficiaries.
Also, in partnership with professional doctors from the Federal Medical Center, Umuahia beneficiaries were able to undergo ‘free eye care check’, blood pressure check up and other illness which was properly attended to by the team of professional health workers.
Speaking to AbaCityBlog during the program, Elder Nnamdi Okogbuo, the DG Ncheta Omerekpe Foundation, said the foundation embarked on medical outreach in a bid to serve humanity without expecting anything in return.
“What is happening here today is as a result of our vision to serve humanity, which is the motto of the foundation”, Elder Okogbuo said, adding that God has blessed Chief Ncheta hence he chooses to reach out to the people through his foundation.
According to him, the Ncheta Omerekpe Foundation has been in the business of doing all kinds of outreach to the indigent Abians for the past fifteen years.
“He has been doing this for the past fifteen years, he has done various outreaches, meeting people at the point of their needs. This foundation has done a lot, we have gone into scholarships and all I can say is, this is his passion.”
“What we are doing here today is a medical outreach and prevention of malaria, that’s why we’re giving out mosquito nets and other medical gifts, after conducting tests. The team that is conducting the program all came from FMC Umuahia”, Elder Okogbuo said.
He added that the program will last for two days, stressing that the beneficiaries were not selected in any special way, rather they’re mostly who heard via radio advert. “The beneficiaries are here, we don’t know them, the announcement has been ongoing for days through Radio stations, our target is 400 to 500 people a day”.
Also speaking, Chief Macdonald Ebere, the Director of Administration of Medicine Ncheta Omerekpe Foundation, said the foundation resumed its philanthropic work which stopped for a little while to continue touching lives.
He said the foundation is involved in humanitarian services, especially empowerment and health programs for the indigent.
“We are here to give the Aba residents free medical treatment such as eye care service, dental care and medicine against Malaria and typhoid hence we are sharing treated mosquito nets.”
“We have done this severally in all parts of the State. Even during COVID-19 periods, we distributed palliative to indigent Abians and Motherless babies home were not left out”, Chief Ebere said.
Thanking Chief Omerekpe for his continuous benevolence, one of the beneficiaries, Engineer Philip Nwosu said this is not the first time he has been benefiting from Omerekpe Foundation’s medical outreach and empowerment.
He prayed God to bless him (Chief Elvis) more for remembering the indigent who cannot afford the medical outreach which he is giving out for free.