Tuesday, November 15, 2011

NDDC: The hand of `the saviour’ in Igboland

12 November 2011

Like the Biblical woman with the issue of blood, who probably had a fibroid, Mrs Azuka Okwuosa endured the pains and shame of carrying a 20 kilogramme tumour for twelve years. Respite came for the poor widow when the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, in conjunction with Pro-Health International, recently, moved its free medical mission to Oguta, Imo State. Today, Mrs Okwuosa has been relieved of her burden.

As she recuperates, she now hopes to live a normal life and, naturally, she could not find enough adjectives to qualify the benefits of the NDDC’s heath mission. In summary, she said: “NDDC is the hand of Jesus Christ, the saviour, in my life.”

Mrs. Okwuosa is only one out of many poor people in the remote communities of the Niger Delta who have been rescued through the intervention of the NDDC’s free medical missions. For five days, the Oguta General Hospital was a beehive of activities as the sick and their caring relatives thronged the place for medical attention from the visiting volunteer medical team.

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