By Chinwe Imo-Eze

Ebonyi State governor’s wife, Mary-Maudline Ogbonna Nwifuru on Thursday, paid a total of N25 million as Medical bills for the surgery of 100 Scrotal hernia patients in the state.

Nwifuru stated that her pet project, Better Health for Rural Women and Internally Displaced Persons Foundation (BERWO) is collaboration with the state Health Insurance Agency (EBSHIA) to sponsor the operation.

while performing the inauguration exercise for the operation, the wife of the governor appreciated the present administration, led by her husband, Gov Francis Nwifuru for his support to BERWO.

She expressed gratitude to God for her pet project, BERWO, through which the health interventions of patients were approved, maintaining that her passion was to reduce the burden of health challenges among the people if the state.

On his part, Mr Divine Igwe, the Executive Secretary, Ebonyi State Health Insurance Agency, stated that the surgical operation would be conducted at government accredited hospitals between May 10 to 23.

Igwe said the state government had also spent N50 million for 100 sicklecell anemia patients while pregnant women had being enrolled with the agency for free antenatal and delivery.

He commended wife of the governor for her passion to reduce health challenges in the citizens.

In their separate remarks, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Moses Ekuma and the Team Leader of BERWO foundation, Mrs Nkechi Echiegu urged beneficiaries to be vanguard in disseminating the good interventions of Mrs Nwifuru to the rural communities to capture others.

Beneficiaries who spoke to THE VOICE, Mr Ogodo Ugoru and Emmanuel Chukwu, both, stated that they have lived with the condition since 2012 and 2014 respectively .

They expressed satisfaction over the kind gesture and urged government to continue health interventions in the state.


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