Ebonyi: Over 130 Hernia Patients To Undergo Free Medical Surgery

By Moses Nwite, Abakaliki


In efforts of Ebonyi State Government to ensure quality Healthcare Delivery, Over 130 hernia patients in Ebonyi State would undergo medical surgery in the state this week.

The Wife of the State Governor, Mrs. Mary-Maudlune Nwifuru disclosed this at Onueke, Ezza South Local Government Area of  the State during the flag off of her pet project, Better Health for Rural Women, Children and Internally Displaced Persons Foundation (BERWO) in the local government.

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She noted that the surgery would be free and would be sponsored by the pet project in collaboration with a non-governmtal, adding that profiling of the scrotal hernia patients was still ongoing in the State.

Mrs. Nwifuru explained that the pet project in conjunction with the state Primary Health Development Agency would also provide free camping and vaccination for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) sufferers.

The free treatment according to the First Lady, would be given to young girls between ages of 9 and 15. She described HPV as deadly disease that causes cervical cancer in women and cancer in men.

“BERWO foundation in conjunction with Ebonyi State Primary Health Development Agency is about to flag off important campaign against Human  Papilloma Virus infection (HPV). This virus is the main causes of cervical cancer in females. The Virus also causes cancer in males. The HPV vaccine is targeted to be given to young girls between the age of 9-15 years. 

“It is a deadly disease that affect the neck or the womb of the female but it is highly preventable through vaccination. This campaign will be flagged off in the State on the 27th May, 2024 and it will last for 5-days after which, the vaccine will be incorporated into the routine immunization and this vacation is free of charge for all eligible children”

“Also, BERWO foundation in conjunction with notable health partner in the State will soon commence screening and treatment of early stage of cervical cancer in the state. The foundation has commenced the  enrollment of people living with scrotal hernia for immediate and urgent surgery across the 13 local government areas of the state. As it stands, we have already recorded 130 patients waiting for the surgery which will commence next week”. She informed.

The governor’s wife promised to build house for six family members which five of them are blind.

In her address, Chairman of the local government, Mrs. Euphemia Nwali commended Mrs. Nwifuru for her pet project which she said has touched many lives and saved many souls.

She assured that the local government would support the project to continue to save humanity in the society.

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