By Onitsha Shedrack, DELTA——— November 25th, 2016 ————
The Member Representing Ethiope East at the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon (Chief) Evance Ochuko Ivwurie has commended the wife of Delta State Governor, Dame Edith Okowa for setting up a Sickle Cell Clinic for sufferers in Ethiope East Local Government Area.
Hon Ivwurie gave this commendation at the commissioning of the Sickle Cell Clinic at the Government Baptist Hospital, Eku by the Delta First Lady, assured her of his constituent support in seeing that the center is put into proper and effective use.
According to him; “we are here to support Her Excellency’s determination to stop people from dying from avoidable deaths and this is one of the most difficult job to do. Her Excellency has continued to champion the efforts to give live to people and sufferers that we normally stereotype on a daily basis, to children that we do not normally want to come close to, to the girls and boys that we want to run away from.
“On behalf of our constituency, the people of Ethiope East, we want to thank you for your humility, we want to thank you for your spirit of love, and we want to thank you for coming to establish this clinic in Ethiope East and for coming to bless our children and our families”
“I want to tell you that there is no economic, social or political empowerment that is greater than what you are doing now. I don’t think that there is any point for anybody to doubt why the Government of Delta State is working at a time when many State Governments are broken. There is no doubt that the Governor of Delta State has a pro-people, good and God fearing wife.”
Commissioning the Clinic, Dame Okowa encouraged mothers to regularly visit the clinic to fully utilize the array of equipment which have been made available for them.
She noted that the “O5 initiative have established five Sickle Cell clinics around Delta State in Agbor, Oleh, Sapele, Ughelli, Kwale and Eku is made it the sixth. The Eku Sickle Cell Clinic, she added is a special one because the medical checkup carried out once a month at other centers will be carried out on a weekly basis for patients in Eku.”
Dame Okowa expressed her gratitude to those who selflessly supported the development of the Eku Sickle Cell Clinic and especially paid glowing tribute to the Member Representing Ethiope State Constituency, Hon Evance Ivwurie who was among the top donors for the establishment of the center.