At least 3000 persons would be treated in the first phase of the GburusCare Initiative programme designed to provide free medical services for aged persons across the 17 Local Government Areas of the State.
Speaking during a meeting with Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the Director General of the GburusCare Initiative, Sct. Darlington Ugwuegbe noted that about 340 aged parents have already benefitted from the programme.
He commended the governor for his rural development drive which he noted has made their tour of the rural communities very easy.
“Our days of sojourn to the rural areas have widely opened our eyes to the huge impact your Government has made on the lives of the Enugu people.
“Communities that hitherto had no roads, now have good motorable roads. We confess that this has also helped to make our journey and outreach seemless.”
He said the volunteers are motivated by their love for Gov. Ugwuanyi and the state and also by their lifetime commitment to the advancement of humanity.
The team commended the governor for the building and renovation of health centers across many communities and maintained that the home-to-home care for aged people is in no way an addition or a replacement for health centers. According to him, it is a special love package for old people.
The GburusCare Initiative thrives on the strength of the volunteer services of health and medical professionals to live up to it’s mandate of driving health awareness to rural areas and also tending to the health needs of senior citizens.
The Health professionals who devote their time and energy to move down to different localities in Enugu state explained that the GburusCare platform has become a platform for them to contribute to the advancement of humanity, the state and also actionably express their love for Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
The outreach which is expected to cover over 170 communities across the state targets at least 10 communities in each LGA.