Tuesday, 30 January 2018

500 persons benefits from free eye, dental treatment in Calabar

|30th January, 2018| George Odok

Mr Edward Duke, Managing Director of E&E Diamond 7 Construction Limited has offered free eye and dental treatment including medical lenses to over 500 aged persons in Calabar.

Duke, a son of the former Minister of Culture and Tourism, Mr Edem Duke, said that the gesture was part of the activities lined up to celebrate his 30thbirthday.

Addressing the beneficiaries in Calabar at the Ediba Primary Health Care Centre, Duke said that the humanitarian service was a way of giving back to the society by caring for the aged and the less privileged.

He said that the Chairman of the Company, Amb. Emmanuel Uwechue, contributed a lot in making the outreach a success, adding that more humanitarian services would be carried out as the company grows from strength to strength.

Uwechue is the only Black A-list musician in China and the official Ambassador of Nigeria in the Diaspora as announced by Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa SSA to the President for Foreign affairs & Diaspora on behalf of the Presidency

``What is going here today is a humanitarian health outreach carried out by the management of E&E Diamond 7 Construction Limited.

``As a way of celebrating my 30th birthday today, I have chosen to uplift the health standard of our people by procuring all these drugs, medicated lenses and putting the medical team together to deliver services to the people.

``It is the grace of God that I am 30 today. Clocking 30 is a year of total responsibility and the beginning of real maturity.

``I am happy that this large number came out today for this free medical outreach’’, he said.

Speaking, Dr Inyang Asibong, the State Commissioner for Health, commended Duke for his initiative in caring for the aged.

``One of the ways of caring for our aged is by giving them good health. What you have done today is commendable and we in the ministry of health appreciate this gesture’’, she said.

Dr Betta Edu, Director General of Cross River Primary HealthCare Agency, lauded Duke for the kind gesture, adding that the glasses and drugs would go a long way in correcting the sights of the beneficiaries.

One of the beneficiaries, Mrs Patience Edem, 71, who was tested and given free medicated glasses, said that she was unable to see far objects, adding that the glasses would help in correcting her sights.

Other beneficiaries, who spoke at the health centre, lauded Duke for the medical outreach and for his love and care to the aged in the society.