WRITTEN BY NJIDEKA OKOYE
Over seventy people have benefited from a free medical treatment by the International Federation of Women Lawyers Association (FIDA) in conjuction with the Nigeria Girls’ Guides Association, Anambra State chapter as part of activities marking the 2016 FIDA’s week.
The event held at Nkwo Amaenyi Market square featured free diagnosis and treatment of different illnesses ranging from Malaria, high blood pressure, high sugar level among others.
A team of Medical Doctors led by Dr. Golibe Ikpeze engaged by the association were seen conducting free test on sugar level, high blood pressure, malaria and giving free drugs to the patients.
The members of the association also carried placards with different inscriptions such as stop violence, stop child abuse and a world of free violence.
The Commissioner, Nigeria Girls’ Guide Association, Anambra State chapter, Mrs. Helen Obi said they are having a sixteen day activities on violence against women and gave the implications of violence on development of any society which she said is retarding sustainability of peace, unity and development in any society.
The Chairperson, FIDA, Anambra State chapter, Barr. Chineze Obianya said that it is being done globally and FIDA aligned itself with the United Nations caption which is on violence which started on the 25th November to 10th December 2016 adding that they brought drugs to administer to as many as over hundred people who cannot afford going to the hospital for their medical treatments and advised the people to go for medical checkup regularly.
An Associate Professor Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Professor Ogugua Ikpeze said that FIDA has a two day humanitarian services marking the FIDA’s week to assist the public which one of them is free medical treatment to ensure a healthy society..
Professor Ikpeze thanked Governor Obiano for his efforts in boosting the state’s health sector.
Some of the beneficiaries thanked FIDA for assisting them medically.
Medical checkups, administration of drugs and campaign against violence by the association formed the high points of the event.