From Chuma Austin,
Determined to enhance the lives of the elderly in Enugu State, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi under his pet project – “GBURUS-CARE” has commenced a door-to-door medical service for the aged in the state.
The mobile medical team led by Dr. Melchizedek C. Ani alongside two other medical doctors, four medical laboratory scientists, four nurses and two pharmacists visited Edem in Nsukka local government yesterday.
The reporter who was in the entourage observed that the team moved from one house to another tending to the medical and health needs of aged persons and extending the love of the Governor of Enugu state.
While the nurses were responsible for checking the vital signs of the patients, the medical laboratory scientists conducted tests such as Random Blood Sugar (RBS), Hepatitis B&C and Malaria Parasite using RDT.
The doctors would then consult and counsel the patient and thereafter prescribe medications that would then be dispensed to the patient/participants by the pharmacist. Patients were also provided with multivitamins that would help boost their immunity against diseases.
The Technical Assistant to the governor on Healthcare, Darlington Ugwuegbe, made it clear to the aged that Ugwuanyi’s love for them is what has motivated him to deploy such number of Healthcare professionals to tend to their medical needs.