He promised to ensure earlier detection of related cases of preventable disease like Hepatitis are treated without recourse to operation.
The governor made this public at a flag of for Hepatitis awareness campaign and offer free screening, subsidized vaccination and treatment opinion, in Awka.
Speaking on behalf of the state governor, the Anambra state commissioner for health, Dr. Josephat Akabuike disclosed that the state government in its zeal to rib the state of some preventable killer diseases has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Roche Pharmaceutical to handle to handle all the state project relating to immunization, screening and treatment of hepatitis disease at a subsidized rate.
The commissioner and other health care providers said the project was mapped out to identify people with chronic hepatitis B & C disease which normally lead to devastating liver disease and cancer
They urged the residents to make themselves available to be tested to ascertain their status, assured that the immunization exercise is free, adding that persons with chronic hepatitis disease would be treated at a subsidize rate
Commending the initiative of the government, the residents of Awka South LGA extolled the state government for the free screening exercise, sue for its sustainability and urged it should get to the grassroots.
The state government says the screening and immunization exercise would be replicated in the 21 LGAs and promised to sustain it to eradicate Hepatitis disease in the state.
Bamidele Ajayi, CORE TV News, Awka. Anambra State