CONNAK FOUNDATION LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST CORONA VIRUS IN ABIA STATE.
CONNAK Foundation, a Non-profit organization with its headquarters in Abia State has contributed immensely to the fight against the deadly COVID-19 scourge in the State. They started off the campaign in Umuahia, the State capital and some villages within and around the capital, with the distribution of 2000 Hand sanitizers in Umuahia and Aba.
The major focus for these donations were the indigent and low income people in the state who might not afford the cost of sanitizers especially this period.
To assist the medical personnel working in the Federal Medical Center Umuahia with the fight to protect the citizens in the State, The Foundation also donated 10 Cartons of hand gloves, 10 boxes of N95 Ventilator face mask to the hospital, and these are to be used by the healthcare personnel.
In addition, the Foundation is also carrying out major advocacy and enlightenment campaign through the distribution of 5000 handbills on the prevention of COVID 19 in Umuahia and Aba respectively and radio jingles geared towards enlightening the people on safety measures to prevent being infected.
Speaking to journalists during the campaign, The Foundation’s medical adviser in the South East, Dr. Orji Nnorom pointed out that the Chairman of the Foundation Mr. Ken Ukeagu, (as a citizen of the State) was compelled by the strong passion he has always exhibited towards the wellbeing of the people in the State to help protect them as much as possible.
Dr. Nnorom also recalled how the Foundation is involved in conducting medical outreaches yearly, besides other humanitarian ventures, which also includes the massive medical outreach in Abia State in August 2019 (this outreach was in collaboration with FaithCare U.S.A). He stressed that the foundation will always support any venture geared towards the health, safety and wellbeing of Abians.
Dr. Orji Nnorom called on residents and indigenes of the State to adhere strictly to the safety measures and directives from the State government, WHO and reliable medical experts; which includes washing their hands regularly with running water, adopt the social distancing lifestyle, ensure regular use of hand sanitizers and keep to the stay at home directives to avoid further spread and/or contamination. He also called on individuals within and outside the State to contribute their quota towards assisting government in the fight against the scourge.
Also speaking during the rural campaign and enlightenment program in Aba, the CONNAK Foundation Resource Center Manager, Mr Chike Uche stressed the need for people to have firsthand information on how to protect themselves from contamination thereby reducing the spread of fear and rumours which is causing more harm than good.
He called on Abians to take their sanitary conditions seriously because the Virus is already in Nigeria.
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