Okorocha Launches Emergency Rescue Health Centre In Imo

Rochas Okorocha, Imo, Health, The Imo State government has commissioned a 24-hour emergency response centre aimed at delivering quality healthcare to the people of the state.

Governor Rochas Okorocha explained that the gesture by the state government was to address the deficiencies in the health sector.

He added that it would also cater for the tough challenges faced by people with petty and immediate health issues before being referred to a bigger hospital for treatment.

The Governor enjoined the people of the state to take advantage of the newly commissioned facility.

He noted that his administration was committed to delivering quality and qualitative healthcare to the people of the state, saying it has been demonstrated in the building of 27 general hospitals across the state and the ‘health at your door step initiative’.

The launch comes few days after the state government floated a new airline for commercial purposes.

In her address, the state’s Commissioner for Health, Ngozi Njoku, revealed that the centre, which is located in the heart of Owerri, has state of the art medical facilities that can cater for immediate health challenges.

She said it also has a 24-hours rapid response telephone services and stationed ambulances to help discharge its primary duties as stipulated.

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, who was a special guest at the event, commended the Imo State government for the development.

Professor Adewole described it as a laudable gesture that would add value to the healthcare delivery system in the state.

Southeast Women Demand Rapid Development From Government

Women-August-meetingSome Igbo women in Nigeria’s southeast have stressed the need for women from the region to come united irrespective of their differences to support southeast political leaders.

They believe that such support would enable elected persons deliver good governance, promote girl child education, eradicate poverty and ensure meaningful development for the people of the south east.

Their stand was echoed at the 2016 southeast August meeting organised by the wife of the Imo State Governor, Nkechi Okorocha. It was held at the Imo International Conference Centre in Owerri, the capital of Imo State, with the theme; “Looking at the Next Generation of Mothers”.

The programme was co-organised by the wives of the Governors of Anambra, Ebonyi, Abia, and Enugu, states.

It attracted dignitaries, both male and female across Nigeria especially of southeast extraction.

The main auditorium was filled to capacity, with women in colourful attires, traditional rulers, top government functionaries.

They gathered to witness the 2016 August meeting in Imo State, but this time it was not just for Imo women, but the women of the entire southeast.

It was also a session for fanfare and lots of drama.

In her address of welcome, the Imo State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Ngozi Njoku, explained the essence of the programme and its importance to the people of the southeast geopolitical zone.

The chairman of the occasion, former Governor of Old Anambra State, Jim Nwobodo, commended the organisers of the event for thinking it wise to unite the southeast region with such event that would not only impact on women but would also bring development to the Igbo nation.

In their different speeches, the host, Mrs Okorocha and her counterparts from Abia and Enugu, Nkechi Ikpeazu, and Monica Ugwuanyi, respectively, urged women to make good use of their positions as mothers to bring development to the southeast irrespective of differences.

This is the first August meeting that will bring all the wives of the southeast governors together and hopefully, there will be a follow up on most of the issues raised for the benefit and development of the people of the southeast.

Imo Government Commences First Phase Of Immunization Against Polio

PolioThe Imo State Government has commenced the first phase of the 2016 immunization programme against polio across the 27 Local Government Areas of the state.

Flagging off the campaign at Njaba Local Government Area in Imo State on Saturday, the State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, said that the immunization campaign programme against polio is to once again, dramatize his administration’s zeal in delivering quality health care system for children in the state.

Governor Okorocha said that the programme would deliver children in the state from the hands of the deadly polio disease that had taken the lives of many innocent children over the years.

The Governor noted that the immunization would complement the news that Nigeria is now a polio free country.

He, however, enjoined all parents to take advantage of the immunization programme by the State Government, to immunize their children against polio and other form of diseases.

The Imo State Commissioner for Health, Ngozi Njoku, said that the campaign would go across the 27 local government areas of the state with the flag off in Njaba Local Government Area.

She said that the immunization programme against polio is part of the determination of the Okorocha led administration to affirm the good news that Nigeria is a polio free country.

As the Imo State Government takes the campaign to all the 27 Local Government Areas of the state, it would go a long way to put an end to any issue of polio among children in the state.