By Chinonso Alozie
Owerri—The Ndubuisi Emenike Foundation said, yesterday, that it started the upgrading of the health centre in Umuduru, Nsu community in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area, Imo State, to make health care service available and affordable for over 2000 people in the area.
The President of the foundation, Emenike, told Vanguard in Owerri that the health center would also serve the neighbouring communities.
Some of the communities which he said include but not limited to, Umudimeze, Ezeoke, Umunohu, Umuanunu, Umukagu, Umuopara, Agbaghara.
According to him, part of the upgrade was to ensure a steady power supply in the health center by installing a solar system. He added that there would be a separate offices for the staff and specialists that would be engaged for the purpose of providing quality health care.
Emenike said: “I feel bad to see the only health center we have in this area, looking as if it is a poultry farm. Let me tell you, what I want to do is not only to upgrade this health center but to assist in equipping it for the good of those living in the village.
We are going to have quality health experts to give our people the best.
“Just imagine that there is an emergency, what do we do, do you expect us to start rushing to Owerri, to get heath care services, that means we are in trouble.
“The best thing we can do for ourselves is to fix the health center here. I say this because, nobody is save in this situation. Something must be done before it goes out of hand.
“Our joy is that by the time we finish the upgrading of this health center, our people will smile as well as save them the cost of moving to Owerri to get health care services.”