In a bid to complement government’s effort in the provision of healthcare for Nigerians, a non-governmental organization, Open Hands Amazing Charitable Organization conducted a free medical outreach programme .
The medical outreach programme held in conjunction with Saint Augustine Catholic Church, ibuzor Delta State , was held on Wednesday, July 28th 2021.
A group in the church, Saint Vincent De Paul Society collaborated with Open Hands Amazing Charitable Organization to provide free medical checkups, free medicines to the less privileged in Ibuzor, Delta State.
Chief Mrs Magdalene Nwaka Agada, the President of the foundation believes the medical outreach is the foundation’s medium of giving back to the society and giving a life-line to the less privileged.
It was all smiles and happiness as indegenes and residents of Ibuzor converged in their numbers at St Augustine Catholic Church in Ibuzor , for a free medical outreach, the first of its kind in the warm and happy town.
The Medical Outreach was put together by the Open Hands Amazing charitable organization New York USA and UK, anchored on the philanthropic dispositions of Chief Mrs Lolo Magdalene Nwaka Agada, President, CEO and founder of the charity.
The people especially the elderly and the indigent ones turned out in their hundreds and besieged St Augustine’s Catholic Church Ibuzor premises with expectant optimism. Many came with various underlying and unsuspected health issues with a silent prayer that all will be well with them afterwards. That prayer was answered and more, because first, they were given numbers for ease of consultation which started with a visit to the vital signs section to find out their blood pressure and sugar levels, afterwards they proceed to the biometrics area were they are profiled before they interface with the health professionals.
The consultation areas were divided into eye, general health check and internal medical checks with a pharmaceutical area stocked with drugs of different types: analgesics, antibiotics, antimalarial drugs, multivitamins and supplements, heat rubs, cholesterol and blood sugar and pressure medications, gloves, face-masks for the patients and health professionals, eye care kits like glasses and appropriate drugs and many more medications too numerous to mention here.
The patients who are mostly women after going through the health checks and collecting their prescribed drugs from the pharmacy section then proceed to the food section for a sumptuous lunch to aid their healing and recovery process.
Some beneficiary’s interviewed expressed immense joy and appreciation to the funders of the medical outreach, the open hands Amazing charitable organization New York USA and UK, under the distinguished leadership of Chief Mrs Lolo Magdalene Nwaka Agada for braving the odds of economic hardship to reach out to the poor and needy in Ibuzor and environs.
This medical outreach is coming on the heels of two previous charity events targeted at the physically challenged and the elderly.
First it was an event to support physically challenged and less previleged persons with cash gifts and other aids followed by the payment of 5000 stipend to 41 elderly persons in Ibuzor.
All these interventions are coming with an assuring promise by Chief Mrs Lolo Magdalene Nwaka Agada that more medical Outreaches will be held in Enugu and Ibuzor later in the year with a plan to take support those who have need for various serious medical issues needing eye and other surgeries to get back to good health.
Aside these acts of charity she has also empowered some young people with allied industrial training, providing them with working tools and seed funds running into hundreds of thousands. Plus numerous individuals she has supported financially to help them get through the tough economic times in Nigeria.
Speaking after the event assistant Parish Priest of St Augustine’s Catholic Church Ibuzor, Rev Fr Nicholas extolled the selfless disposition of Chief Mrs Agada with the instrumentality of her Open Hands Amazing charitable organization New York USA and UK and prayed God to bless and protect her to continue to to do good.
In his remarks shortly after witnessing the medical outreach, the Uwollo of Ibusa, Chief Amaechi Nwonye said the efforts of Chief Mrs Lolo Nwaka Agada has resonated Al over Ibuzor and left a good taste in people’s mouths and a good feeling in their hearts and called on other well meaning indigenes to emulate her good gesture.
Also in an interview during the outreach, Chief Charles Okonkwo (Odogwu of Ibusa) thanked God for giving Ibusa such a Daughter in Chief Mrs Lolo Nwaka Agada and using her to touch the lives of Ibuzor people, he also prayed for God’s blessings on her.
With over 400 people receiving medical care in the medical outreach, it was all shades of joy for them as they marveled at the quantity of drugs giving to them free of charge after being checked by the medical practitioners.
Among the institutions on ground to coordinate affairs are St. Vincent De Paul Society, Ibuzor medical outreach group and the host parish St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, Ibuzor with Rev Fr Stephen Onyiah as Parish Priest.
According to Winston Churchill “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” and Kahlil Gibran once said “It is when you give of yourself that you truly give”.
Open Hands Amazing Charitable Organization New York USA and UK has started a a revolution to change lives with uncommon acts of kindness and philanthropy.