Dr. Elsie Ifon


Edet Jinx Breaker Edet

The member representing Eket, Esit Eket, Ibeno and Onna Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Pat Ifon, has flagged off a 5-day free medical outreach targeted at 2,000 indigent persons in his Constituency.

The flag off which took place at the Civic Centre, Idua in Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State on Wednesday, witnessed a huge turnout of constituents across the federal constituency with different aliments.

He said that the essence of the medical exercise was to compliment Akwa Ibom State Government’s effort in bringing medical care to the door step of the people with intent to assuage the huge financial impact on the people.

“Health is Wealth and when you are healthy you can do a lot of things including eating.

“The exercise was to ensure that our people (constituents) are healthy and also to compliment laudable health programmes that the State Government is doing, and assuage the huge financial medical impact on my constituents”.

“We are making sure that the people at the grassroots have access to good health care,” Ifon said.

Ifon, who was represented by his wife, Dr. Elsie Ifon said that the programme included outpatient and surgical procedures such as eye examination, surgery, malaria treatment and sundry medical exigencies.

According to him, the exercise is a mini comprehensive health programme.

“When you are tested, you will be provided adequate free drugs, when you get your free treatments, let others know,” Ifon said.

He advised those in need of medical attention to avail themselves of the free medical outreach.

The spokesperson of the Federal College of Dental Technology and Therapy, Mr Samsondeen Sada, said that programme was in conjunction with the Honourable member representing Eket Federal Constituency in Akwa Ibom.

He explained that the medical experts were on ground to deliver free medical services to the people of Eket/Esit Eket/Ibeno and ONNA Local Government Area.

He noted that parts of the services were to offer general medicines to adults, young, infants and the older people in the area.

“We are going to cover the aspect of eye problems and issues. We are going to conduct dental services in terms of surgical aspects of dental.

“We will take minor surgeries and refer them and give appointment time to be treated,” Sada said.

One of the beneficiaries, Mr Ekpuk Ituama, commended the lawmaker for bringing medical outreach to the grass root and urged other well-meaning individuals in the society to emulate the gesture of Mr Ifon.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *