Foundation’s free medical mission serves 3,853 in Rivers community
It was a week of joy as 3,853 people received free medical services at a five-day medical mission conducted in Bakana, Degema Local Government Area of Rivers State by the O.B. Lulu-Briggs Foundation in partnership with the Kalabari National Association Inc, KNA-USA.
The outreach, the 32ndof its kind by the foundation, sought to tackle the most vexing health challenges faced in rural areas across the Niger Delta by giving access to quality medical services through pop-up missions. Treatments included 156 dental, 165 physiotherapy, 113 surgeries, of which 56 were herniorrhaphy and 43 eye surgeries.
Speaking on behalf of Dr. (Mrs.) Seinye O.B. Lulu-Briggs, chairman of the foundation, Mrs. Ineba Ideriah Tongkam recalled that High Chief (Dr.) O.B. Lulu-Briggs, for whom the foundation is named, believed in such initiatives. “In 2014 at the commissioning of one of many health facilities the High Chief supported, he said ‘even if it is just one life we can save, or one person’s pain we can alleviate, it is a good beginning. And the more people and organizations that can provide similar services, the more people we can help collectively.”
Dr. Sobomabo Lawson said: “The Kalabari National Association is grateful to the O.B. Lulu-Briggs Foundation for bringing succour to the people of Bakana town. On his part, Prof. Victor Dappa, thanked the foundation for its longstanding support to the community. Michael Braide, one of the patients, appreciated the foundation for its giant strides in helping the needy in society and prayed God to increase their strength.