The Uche Elendu Foundation (UEF) and Latter Days Saint Charities (LDSC) have revamped the moribund Echiele Otanpa community health centre in Abia State, Nigeria.
Development Diaries learnt that the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) also commissioned a water project in the area.
‘For me, it is a dream come true as my long time desire of putting a smile on the faces of people finally come to reality’, founder of the foundation and Nollyhood actress, Uche Elendu, said at the commissioning of the projects.
‘We, therefore, solicit for support in protecting and taking care of this facility.
‘We did not only renovate the Echiele primary health centre, we also provided hospital equipment like hospital beds, hospital foams, suction machines, vagina peculm, baby scale, adult scale, baby cut, kidney ditch, thermometer, delivery bed, malaria kits, HIV kits, stabiliser machines, pregnancy test hospital cotton lantern, bedsheets and supply of basic drugs’.
Welfare Manager of LDSC, Chidi Ibeakwuzie, noted that the gesture would go a long way in reducing maternal mortality and morbidity rate in the country.
‘I have seen people who are very committed to helping humanity, Uche Elendu talked about the community, we have so many projects lined up but she insisted on Echiele community’, Ibeakwuzie said.
‘It is rare to see this kind of people who worked to better their community with this am so grateful and happy’.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, through his Commissioner for Health, Joe Osuji, commended the foundation and the church for the work, saying the rehabilitation of the health centre will reduce the maternal mortality and morbidity rate in the state.
Source: The Sun
Photo source: Uche Elendu Foundation