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Flood-affected communities receive govt succour

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ANAMBRA State Government has restated its commitment toward support to all communities affected in this year’s flood disasters by donating drugs and other relief materials to victims.

Anambra Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala said this at Atani Holding Centre, Ogbaru Local Government Area, while handing over drugs and other relief materials to the Transition Committee Chairman.

  While commending effort of stakeholders from the LGA in attending to the victims, he said that Gov. Willie Obiano has shown deep concern and wished the communities speedy recovery from disasters.

“We don’t want the citizens to suffer too much. So, we are doing our best to alleviate their sufferings by making medications and relief materials available to them.

“The chairman made efforts in housing some victims and we also came with State Medical Quick Response Team who will be available to attend to your health challenges.

“We have physicians, nurses that will be deployed to the affected communities; in addition to disease surveillance notification officers who will monitor to see that there is no outbreak of diseases,” he said.

The Chairman,  Arinze Awogu, applauded the Government for its pro-active measures in organising numerous medical supplies for displaced victims.

“Ogbaru LGA is the most affected in this year’s flood disaster in the state. We did not imagine that it was going to be this bad.

“But, gradually we saw our homes being submerged and our people forced to abandon their homes and to take refuge in holding centres.

“We have no fewer than 600 displaced flood victims in our centres at  Odekpe, Ossomala and Ogwuikpele,” he said.

Mr. Awogu expressed joy at the prompt intervention by government while noting that all the drugs and relief materials would be used judiciously.

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