Vanguard (Lagos)

15 December 2012

Nigeria: Clara Oshiomhole Foundation Holds Medicare

Activities marking the second anniversary of the transition of Clara Aiyeho Oshiomhole, late Edo State First Lady and wife of Governor Adams Oshiomhole, has been flagged off with the Clara Oshiomhole Memorial Free Medical Mission.

The mission is taking place at the Women and Children Hospital, Okaigben, Ewohimi Esan South East Local Government Area of Edo State.

The event was flagged off by Mrs Winnie Owunmi, eldest daughter of the late first lady, even as thousands of patients, including a woman whose twin babies were malnourished as she has not been able to breast feed them. She is suffering from Osteosarcoma-cancer of the bone. They were however referred to Otibho Specialist Hospital for further treatment with their medical bills to be taken care of by the foundation.

The patients were thankful to the organizers for coming to their rescue particularly as they were not in any position to pay for the treatment they received for their medical challenges.

Speaking at the programme, the state governor, Comrade Oshiomhole, who was represented by Deaconess Endurance Odubu, wife of the deputy governor, was full of praise for the organizers for conducting what he described as an effective medical intervention event given the scope of its operation.

The mission treated thousands of patients with different medical challenges, including hypertension and diabetes.

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