Ncheta Omerekpe’s Free Medical Outreach Program: A Salute To Selfless Humanism

The global scarcity of true and selfless humanism has become a worrisome phenomenon both at the individual and organizational levels in today’s world. Suspicions are easily triggered about the real intents of ‘philanthropists’ including donor organizations, especially in an era of high political consciousness, craze for domination, fake news, diplomatic frauds and covert population control mechanisms. Much as people and countries have needs about which they would appreciate assistance, it is significant to note that most ‘free’ givers give with hidden conditions and, very often, they give in order to pave way for what they target to take from the receiver, sooner or later.

 

This trend has become so pervasive that most people no longer know who or what to trust, and it has invariably depleted the level appreciation that ought to be accorded to genuine and selfless philanthropists.

 

A reliable yardstick, however, by which a genuine giver is known, is that such a person neither asks for appreciation nor does he direct public attention to himself, seeking to be praised or rewarded for he has done. It is within this group of very few, extremely generous but silent Good Samaritans, that we can objectively locate the billionaire business magnate, Chief Ncheta Elvis Omerekpe, also known as Ofor Ndi Igbo.

 

The focus here is not on the wide-ranging spectra of Chief Omerekpe’s philanthropic deeds, which cannot be comprehensively captured in this concise piece, but essentially on his passionate commitment to promoting individual and public health needs of his people through his free medical outreach programs anchored by the Ncheta Omerekpe Foundation.

 

Following the extensive needs assessment survey carried out by the Foundation regarding health services across various communities, the rehabilitation of Nsulu Health Centre in Isiala Ngwa North LGA became expedient. The Foundation promptly  rebuilt Nsulu Health Centre in 2019 and elevated it to the very best standards. The free medical outreach program was then initiated to cover both general health issues and special cases such as eye care, diabetes, management of blood pressure challenges, provision of support materials to the physically challenged, as well as surgeries of varying degrees.

 

As at the end of the last quarter of 2021, the Ncheta Omerekpe Foundation’s free medical outreach program had held in designated centres in Isiala Ngwa North, Isiala Ngwa South, Obingwa, Osisioma, Ukwa East, Ukwa West, Ugwunagbo, Umuahia South, Umuahia North and Ikwuano LGAs among other places. The program held for 3 to 5 days in each of the designated centres, meeting the health needs of an estimated 2000 persons at each centre and about 20,000 persons across the LGAs in Abia Central and Abia South Senatorial Districts and the environs.

 

Commenting on the exercise recently, Chief Ncheta Omerekpe whose philanthropic interventions in health, education, physical infrastructure, road construction, entrepreneurship, rural electricity and security, have been sustained for over two decades, stated that his free medical outreach program is designed to cover all LGAs in Abia State. Chief Omerekpe also emphasized that the medical outreach is not a one-off event but structured to hold annually in a regular cycle through various communities and centres that would be more accessible to rural dwellers, especially the aged.

 

The frontline philanthropist whose governorship aspiration has been gleefully endorsed by notable youth organizations and political stakeholders across Abia State, reiterated that the objectives of Ncheta Omerekpe Foundation are non-political and that the Foundation would continue to coordinate and expand his humanitarian interventions in all vital sectors within and outside Abia State.

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