Medical outreach conducts over 65 free surgeries worth millions of naira in Anambra, shares bags of rice to patients

Chidi Anyaegbunam Foundation in partnership with Dr and Dr Mrs Onyebuchi Acho as well as Living Hope Medical Center Team, USA have upgraded health status of many indigent residents of Anambra state.

The event which took place at Chisco Hospital, Amichi, Nnewi South Local Government Area at the weekend witnessed a huge turnout of people from the twenty one Council Areas of the state for various medical needs.

President of the foundation and the Chief Executive Officer of Chisco Group, Chief Dr Chidi Anyaegbunam said in an interview that God had blessed him to be a blessing to others.

He disclosed that the hospital he built in his hometown could have been built in Lagos or Abuja where he would have made millions from the project.

“But I built it in my community because I know their medical needs. I know that many of them don’t have access to medicare and their health status is nothing to write home about.

“I thank God for everything and those who are supporting me in this medical outreach. Some of them donated food, some donated cow. I’m grateful to them.

“We do surgeries in this medical outreach. Some of them can cost the patient up to N1.5 million or N800,000 but we do them free. That is giving back to society what society has given to us.

“In addition to medication, we feed the patients and give them bags of rice and this is not limited to people from Nnewi South, we attended to people from various local government areas of the state.

“It is our own little way of worshipping God. And what we charge at the hospital as medical bill is nothing to write home about, “he said.

Speaking on the programme, a member representing Nnewi South Constituency 1 in Anambra state House of Assembly, Hon Atuchukwu Nonso said the medical outreach had created a significant impact in the lives of his constituents.

Hon Nonso who disclosed that Chief Anyaegbunam is his uncle said as at the time he visited the venue of the 2024 edition of the medical outreach that over 65 surgeries of various kinds had been recorded even as they were still counting.

“Chief Dr Chidi Anyaegbunam, Okeiyi Amichi is one of my political pillars. This medical health mission has been on for some years now. He introduces new things in every edition.

“We were doing it at the village hall before, until he built the state-of-the-art medical facility in the community where the programme now takes place.

” Doctors come from the United States of America and other parts of the world to carry out the medical outreach.

“Eye surgeries and a whole lot of other medical activities take place here in the hospital with every modern equipment you can find in any standard hospital.

“All we have to say is thank you to this great man, a great philanthropist.

“He has rescued a lot of people from the clutches of ailments. We pray that God will confirm to bless him with good health and even more material blessings, “he added.

One of the special guests who came to witness the medical mission, Archbishop Emma-David Okafor Agu said he came with his team to identify with and appreciate Chief Anyaegbunam for his people-centric medical outreach.

“He is not only talking about himself, his family and relations, he talks and thinks about the poor and the larger society.

“He thinks about how they can eat, how they can have good health and how their children can go to school. We are here to appreciate him for all his good works.

“I encourage other wealthy Nigerians to always emulate this kind gesture for the benefit of mankind, “the Archbishop said.

He expressed gratitude to one of the dignitaries in his entourage, the President and founder of Sweet Home Africa, Rev Dr Ephraim Epunam.

He described Dr Epunam as his international connector.

Dr Epunam who answered questions on hardship in the country said the only remedy should be for Nigerians to turn to agriculture.

He tasked the federal government to redesign the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme to be agriculture-oriented.

Epunam said that if the youth corpers could be mobilized to engage in agriculture, that Nigeria would be better for it.

He assured that the policy would reduce hunger and starvation to the barest minimum in the country.

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