May 23, 2024

SPDC says one million Nigerians have benefitted from its free healthcare interventions

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SPDC says one million Nigerians have benefitted from its free healthcare interventions

*L-R, Dr. Mrs. Aziemeola Pius Egelege, Permanent Secretary Rives State Ministry of Health, Dame Mrs., Chinyeru Agbara, Vice Chairman, Obio/Akpor LGA, Rivers State, HRH. Eze Sunny Weli-Chukwu, Paramount Ruler Nyewe Eli Elelenwo-Etor, Mr. Igo Weli, Director and Head Corporate Relations SPDC, Chief Barr. Mike Ejims, Chairman Elelenwo HCDT, Dr. Akinwumi Fajola, Health Manager, Community Health SPDC and Ven. Azubuike Ugoha, Anglican Church Elelenwo at the flag-off of comprehensive Health-in-Motion programme at Model Primary Healthcare Center Elelenwo in Obio/Akpor LGA, Rivers State… recently.

Nathan Tamarapreye, Yenagoa

The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) says at least one million persons from over 50 communities in Nigeria have benefitted from its health intervention programme,

SPDC’s free health programme, Health-in-Motion was introduced in 2010 to Niger Delta communities and across Nigeria.

A statement issued by SPDC on Friday noted that the company revealed this recently at the venue of a three-day Health-in-motion programme held for people in the Elelenwo Community, in Rivers.

This was contained in a statement issued and signed by Mr Abimbola Essien-Nelson, SPDC’s Media Relations Manager, on Friday.

According to the statement, Mr Igo Weli, Head, Corporate Relations Department of the company said: “The Health-in-Motion programme is Shell’s health intervention programme that provides free comprehensive medical services to people where they live and work.

“Health-In-Motion is a mobile community health outreach programme that takes free medical services to communities across the Niger Delta and other parts of the country.

“In the programme, we are offering health care services ranging from promotional to preventive and curative care. We hope that, by doing so, we will be able to support the Rivers State Government’s efforts at all levels to provide accessible healthcare to the people.”

“Better health and well-being improve life outcomes and strengthen families, educational attainment, and business opportunities, Weli said.

According to the statement, Dr Adaeze Oreh, Rivers State Commissioner of Health commended the success of the health programme and requested its extension to the 22 local government areas of the state.

Also, Vice Chairman of Obio Akpor LG Council, Mrs. Chinyeru Agbara said the programme would boost the efforts of the council to provide healthcare in the area.

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