Ika South Council under the
leadership of Engr Andrew Obiazi has urged parents particularly pregnant and
nursing mothers living in Alihame and environ to always patronize the health
centre at Alihame which was built and furnished by the council.            

Obiazi stated this on Friday, 31st May, 2013 at Alihame during the flag off
ceremony of the 2013 Maternal and Child Health Week. The council boss who was
represented at the occasion by Hon. Smart Dibie, councillor representing Ward 2
said the programme was initiated by government to carry out routine
immunization work which includes de -worming of children below the ages of 0-5
years and issuance of birth certificates, adding that the local government
health centre at Alihame is opened twenty-four hours everyday to cater for the
health needs of people in the area. He therefore called on parents to always
patronize the health centre for a healthy family they say is a wealthy family.

head of Health Department, of the council, Mrs. Odinuwe Mabel said that the
Alihame Health centre is not for nursing mothers alone but also for the
treatment of all sick persons in the area. She advised the people to patronize
the health centre anytime they are sick and should not cultivate the habit of
sitting down at home when they have health challenge.

State Primary Health Care co-ordinator, Mrs. Udemba T.O, in her brief speech
called on parents to always take their children to the hospital whenever they
are sick, stressing that it is only when a child is healthy that the child can
contribute meaningfully to the society. She thanked the Ika South Council for
the giant stride it is taking on health care and advised parents to reciprocate
the effort of the council by visiting the health centre any time they need
medical attention

chairman of Alihame Community Development Union (ACDU), Barr E. Ebomah, who
spoke on behalf of Alihame Community thanked the Ika South Council chairman for
honouring them by flagging off Maternal and Child Health Week in Alihame urging
him not to relent in the good work he is doing

pointing of the day was the immunization of children between 0-5 years.

at the occasion were Engr. Andrew Obiazi, represented by Hon. Smart Dibie,
Hon  Patience Onyeson, aka last. K,  Barr. E. Ebomah, elders from Alihame
community, Health officials, Hon. Maurreen Olije, Mrs. Veromica Abaye and


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