The Orji Uzor Kalu Foundation in collaboration with the Presidential Committee on North-East Initiative on Thursday in Maiduguri commenced medical outreach for the treatment of 1,000 Internally Displaced Persons suffering from Vesico Vaginal Fistula.
Executive Secretary, Rev. Jemaimah Kalu, who disclosed this at the launching of the two-day outreach at Bakkassi IDPs Camp, also said that the foundation has done preliminary investigation and discovered that toilet infection was common at most camps.
She said the foundation decided to intervene by distributing antibiotic drugs to the IDPs.
Kalu said: “We found out that due to the use of public toilet by many people at the camp, toilet infection is rampant among women.”
She said drugs for the treatment of chronic wound and skin infections were also given to the IDPs by health workers, mobilised by the foundation and PCNI.
She said: “Others may be bringing food, but Kalu Foundation felt medical intervention would go a long way in assisting the IDPs.”
Mr. Kenneth Udeh The Special Assistant (Media) to Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu also said that the free treatment was part of the activities lined up by the foundation for the year to alleviate poverty. As it had previously commenced the issuing of interest free soft loans in January to petty traders even before the FG commenced it’s trader moni programme.
The foundation had also distributed vehicles to individuals for its transportation scheme. He urged other well meaning Nigerians to emulate the foundation.
In his remark, Ibrahim Machina, PCNI representative in Borno, commended the foundation for coming to the aid of the IDPs.
He appealed to other local and international foundations to emulate Orji Uzor Kalu Foundation.
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