Today the O. B. Lulu-Briggs Foundation flagged off its 35th Free Medical Mission at Omoku, Ogba Egbema Ndoni Local Government Area (ONELGA) of Rivers State, Nigeria.
Since Monday, March 21, 2022, a team of 49 medical and 22 non-medical volunteers have been proving medical services to the large number of people who are turning up for treatment at the Model Primary Health Care Centre in the community. The health services on offer include general medical services, surgeries, dental care, pediatric care, physiotherapy and optometric care and surgeries. A standard laboratory and a pharmacy have also been set up on-site.
Dignitaries at the event included: the Deputy Governor of Rivers State, Dr. Ipalibo represented by Dr. Agiriye M. Harry; Oba (Eze-Ogba) of Ogbaland, Oba Nwachukwu Nnam Obuohna Obi, represented by the Prime Minister of HRH Eze Loius Agi – Prime Mininster of Ogba land and members of the ONELGA Council of Chiefs. The Executive Chairman ONELGA, Chief Vincent Job; Vice Chairman ONELGA/Supervisor of Health, Dr. Stella Adaga; Members of ONELGA legislative; Members of ONELGA Executive Council and Dr. Vincent Adiele, Chairman, Red Cross, Onelga LGA, Rivers State were also in attendance.
The representative of the Rivers State Deputy Governor, Mr. Agiriye M. Harry said “The O. B. Lulu-Briggs Foundation is a brand that has stood the test of time, this is their 35th Free Medical Mission and they have always been the bridge to health care in the state and even extend it to some surrounding states for that I commend them”.
The Chairman of the Foundation, Dr. Mrs. Seinye O. B. Lulu-Briggs who was represented by the Head, Foundation Affairs, Mr. Oribi James Anaye,(Esq) expressed her gratitude to all those who helped make the mission a success making special mention of Chief Vincent Job, the Executive Chairman of ONELGA; Dr Stella Adaga, Vice Chairman/Supervisor for Health of ONELGA and the ONELGA team for being such wonderful hosts and for their enthusiastic support.
“Since we started seeing patients on Monday, total of 1020 of them have received treatment at close of day on Tuesday. Children, women and men have received medical attention. Even as I speak, patients are being attended and based on experience by the time the mission comes to a close at least 4000 – 6000 persons would have received quality care. I thank God Almighty for His grace and provision granted to us to carry out this five-day Free Medical Mission. I also thank all of you for your trust in our mission. I implore all of us to you continue to take good care of our health”, Dr. Lulu-Briggs said.
Mr. Okon Bassey Eyo who had a successful hernia procedure on the second day of the event, thanked the foundation for bringing the medical services to Omoku.