Foundation Organises Free Health Care Delivery, Warns Against Drug Abuse, Trafficking


By Polycarp Ifeanyi, Onitsha

In her continued bid to improve rural Health care and sensitization of inherent dangers of drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking among  rural dwellers, Christabel Okoye Foundation in collaboration with joint Committee on drug and Narcotics National Assembly have successfully organised free Health care delivery for the aged people.

The yearly event which also aimed at sensitization of Umuoji youths, detoxification and free counseling on the dangers of drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking was held at Christabel  Okoye Foundation, Urumkpu Village in Umuoji, Idemili North local government area of Anambra state.

Prior to the commencement of the event, a member of National Association of Nigeria Drugs Monitoring (NANDRUM), Mr. David Chukwudozie Obijekwu who disclosed that war of drug abuse and it’s danger starts from aged parents meticulously lectured the participants on the meaning of drug abuse and it’s consequences.

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He reminded them the need to discourage their Children from moving with those who are addicted in taking drugs and smoking Indian herm, adding that they should go for laboratory test when they feel sickness and check their health condition.

” When you are sick go for a laboratory test and check the state of your health because taking drugs without  knowing the type of sickness you are suffering will lead you to drug abuse. Please, avoid self medication. Again, as elderly people, reduce what you eat because most of what we are eating causes sickness to our body”

” Apply counseling method to anyone you noticed indulge in smoking Indian herm, Methamphetamine and other dangerous drug and monitor your Children to ensure that they are free from drugs abuse” Obijekwu Concluded.

Appreciating the participants, the founder of the Foundation, Dr. Mrs. Christabel Regan Okoye expressed her gratitude to aged parents and other elders in Umuoji community who participated  in this year’s free Health care delivery.

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Dr. Mrs Okoye who is the Executive National Secretary of National Association of Nigeria Drugs Monitoring ( NANDRUM) and a philanthropist also poured accolades to all her supportive partners especially, Hon Sam Molokwu who she said was the first person who partnered her  financially and encouraged others to be part of the beneficial annual event. 

She further rained encomium to her other partners which included; Ichie Edeke Oligbo, Akukwu Nnamah and Okwuoto Eziora as well as extended her warmth greetings to Lady Ifenyinwa  Okoye, Ichie Akaekpuchi Onwa, Mr. David Obijekwu amongst other who are her Umuoji residence partners.

Commenting, the Chairman of the event, Ichie Ifeanyi Efobi lauded the founder of the foundation, Dr. Mrs. Christabel Regan Okoye for her benevolence in distributing free drugs to the aged people in Umuoji, describing her as a philanthropist who has done more than men in Umuoji Community, even as he urged others to emulate her.

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Similarly, Nurse Okwuchukwu Emmanuel who  diagnosed and administered drugs to the participants noted that almost all of them are suffering High Blood Pressure (HBP) and Lower Blood Pressure (LBP), saying that she has administered drugs to them accordingly and advised them to stop over stressing themselves.  

In their separate speech, the participants ; Mrs Francisca Nwadike, Mrs Caroline Akubuenyi, Lady Ifenyinwa Okoye and, Mr. Alfred Okoye equally affirmed that they receives free Health care delivery from the foundation every year, praying God to bless the founder of the Foundation and the organizers. 

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