The Akwa Ibom State Branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), ended its 5-day free medical outreach in Ikot Abasi Local Government Area on Monday, April 29.
The outreach which was done by the Association in collaboration with HENSEK integrated services, recorded 98 free Surgeries at the Ikot Abasi General Hospital.
Briefing newsmen, the NMA State Chairman, Dr Nsikak Nyoyoko listed the surgeries conducted to include these cases of Myomectomy, Caesarian Section, herniorrhaphy, Appendectomy, exploratory laparotomy, Ovarian cystectomy, Vaginal Hysterectomy, Lipoma Excision and Hydrocelectomy.
The Chairman also disclosed that over 3,000 patients were treated while 200 persons underwent dental procedures, adding that more than 200 eye glasses were also given out free of charge to people with eye defects.
Other free services rendered in the course of the 5-day exercise, according to Dr. Nyoyoko were administration of drugs, deworming exercises for kids, including HIV/AIDS testing and counselling.
At the close of the event on Monday, Engr. Uwem Okoko of HENSEK thanked the NMA for the professionalism employed while the outreach lasted.
He explained that HENSEK decided to sponsor the 6th edition of the biannual medical outreach of the NMA to support in giving back to the society, and promised the firm’s continued partnership subsequently to save lives.