Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –From Albert OGRAKA:

WIFE of the Delta State Governor and founder O5 Initiative, Dame Edith Okowa has formally inaugurated the 16th Sickle Cell Clinic in Delta State, located at the Central Hospital, Warri.

Commissioning the project on Friday 30th, July, 2021, Dame Okowa expressed gratitude to God for giving the vision and providing the resources to execute the project, adding that “the mission of the O5 Initiative to visit the Sick has again found expression, it is indeed a privilege to establish the 16th Sickle Cell Clinic here in Warri, this is a dream come true.”

According to her, “In these six years, the Sickle Cell Clinics in Agbor, Ughelli, Oleh, Sapele, Kwale, Koko, Eku, Patani, Otu Jeremi, Orereokpe, Iseleuku, Umunede and Ogwashi Uku, Akwukwu Igbo, Ibusa (Okwe upgraded ) have in no small way impacted our warriors and afforded them easy access to healthcare.

“Additionally, the Delta State Sickle Cell Referral Centre Asaba which is the third largest in the Country has been of immense benefit to our warriors. We recently added the Variant Newborn Screening Machine used for the determination of the genotype of newborn babies.

“We are not resting on our oars, God being our helper with the co-operation of Deltans, we will establish more clinics in the remaining Local government areas of the state.

“Let me at this juncture appreciate the people of Warri South Local Government Area for their contributions towards the actualization of this project, I pray that the Lord will reward you in Jesus name.
I am confident that healing will come speedily as the facility is put to use, it will to a large extent alleviate the sufferings of our warriors.

She explained that, “the fight against Sickle Cell disorder should not be left to parents, Care givers and Sufferers alone. We owe them love and support at all times. You may say you do not have enough but there is something you can give; your smile and encouragement will make life worth living for the warriors.
As we join our hands together for the good of society, we can Change our world, one person at a time.”

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Blank NEWS Online founding Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Albert Eruorhe Ograka, is a Graduate of Mass Communication. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Journalism from the International Institute of Journalism (IIJ).

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