The Anambra branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has offered free medical services and relief materials to those displaced by the floods in the state.
Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), following the floods, received medical services at Unity Hall Centre, Umueri, Anambra East Council Area.
The displaced persons concerned came from Nzam, Oroma-Etiti Anam, Mmiata Anam, Umueze Anam and other communities in Anambra West.
Beneficiaries, numbering more than 600, were checked and treated for blood pressure, blood sugar, malaria and eye problems. There were also health talks about good hygiene and sanitation.
Speaking to reporters, Jane Ezeonu, NMA State Chairperson, said the visit was aimed at screening people, providing clinical services and also giving them relief materials to make them feel comfortable. .
Ms Ezeonu commended the state government for its interventions, calling for urgent attention to find a durable solution as the camps gradually became overcrowded.
“The amount of damage caused by the catastrophic flooding could not be borne by the state government alone.
“As stakeholders, we want to ensure that these displaced people do not lack basic needs, especially health care, while in the camp,” she said.
Upon receiving the items, Maureen Nwakasi, the social worker in charge of the detention center, thanked the association for the medical services, including the provision of medicine and other relief materials.