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Imo police boss’ wife donates facility for treatment of sickle cell

By Charles Ogugbuaja and Collins Osuji, Owerri
27 September 2022   |   4:16 am
Wife of Imo State Commissioner of Police and Chairperson of Police Officers Wives Association ( POWA), Imo Command, Hajiya Habiba Barde, has donated facilities for the management and treatment of sickle cell

CP Barde

Wife of Imo State Commissioner of Police and Chairperson of Police Officers Wives Association ( POWA), Imo Command, Hajiya Habiba Barde, has donated facilities for the management and treatment of sickle cell patients in the state. 

   
The new facility, worth millions of Naira was installed at the Police Medical Centre, Amakohia in Owerri, the state capital. 
     
Speaking at the event, Hajiya Barde, reiterated the commitment of Imo POWA under her watch to cater for the well-being of families of officers and men in the Command through the provision of lasting infrastructure. 
     
She assured that the hospital will be adequately refurbished and equipped for prompt and efficient response to health challenges, while a section of the hospital was dedicated to the management and rehabilitation of sickle cell persons who are often neglected or victimised.
 
She said: “Police officers around the world need upgraded health facilities due to the inherent risks that come with policing.
 
“This is why I decided to embark on this huge and expensive project because I understand the significance of quality healthcare delivery in society.

“ More so, I understand the trauma people living with sickle cell and their families go through in our society today.”

     
Wife of the Inspector General of Police, Hajara Baba Alkali, represented by the Southeast/South-south coordinator of POWA multi-purpose cooperative, Ezinwanyi Princess Udom, said, “We sincerely applaud the industry and diligence of Hajiya Habiba Barde, in putting the collective interest of POWA first and above personal interests, and for building strong legacies that will outlive her stay in Imo State command.” 
 
Other dignitaries in attendance, included: the Imo state Police Commissioner, Mohammed Ahmed Barde, his management team, Area Commanders, Heads of Departments and Divisional Police Officers as well as the National Coordinator, Association of People Living with Sickle Cell Disorder and the Director, Sickle Cell Orphanage and Underprivileged Home, Agulu, in Anambra State, Mrs. Aisha Edward Maduagwu.

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