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Gov. Diri’s free medical outreach in flooded rural areas reaches out to Okunbiri community

Health

As part of efforts to improve the health status of the people in the rural areas and flooded part of Bayelsa State, the Prosperity Free Medical Outreach has been held in Okunbiri community, Ward 11 of Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

The state-wide exercise kicked-off on Wednesday at the Elemebiri community.

At the exercise  in Okumbiri, over 500 beneficiaries including those from neighboring communities of Toru-Ebeni, Eriama, and Amatolo.

Speaking at Okumbiri, Dr. Oweilade Liverpool who is spearheading the team said that he is happy with the massive turnout stating that prosperity is all about making sure that every Bayelsan is healthy.

“Today is day two of the Prosperity Free Medical Outreach and we are in Okunbiri community, Ward 11 in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State and you can see the turnout today, it is very huge more than even expected.

”Like I earlier said, this outreach is aimed or targeted at people living in the hinterland of Bayelsa State and with Okumbiri, we are equally covering more riverine areas.

”The people are happy, they are even praising the governor for bringing out this initiative to provide health care to the people of Bayelsa State.

”So far we have attended to over 500 persons and more people are still coming we will make sure everyone in this community get the best health care and that is what prosperity is all about making sure that every Bayelsan is healthy.”

The outreach covered free sugar level test, Blood Pressure test, malaria test, HIV test, and eye test with accompanying free glasses, drugs, and other medical help.

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