The Association of People Living with Sickle Cell Disorder has concluded it’s first medical interactive session for the year 2021. The Medical session took place at the sickle cell orphanage home, Agulu on Feburary 19.
According to the National Coordinator of the association, Mrs Aisha Edward Maduagwu,she expressed her satisfaction with the successes recorded since the inception of the medical session in 2020, which she described as God’s divine project to save the lives of sickle cell children.
Mrs Aisha said that the monthly exercise , in addition to receiving economic supports,has health benefits as routine tests are carried out to un over any life threatening medical challenges and to promptly administer curative measures .
The medical interactive session for the month of February was attended by a senior researcher in Renal Department at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi, Prof Odenigbo’s team. Members of the association who underwent renal tests in 2020 had the results of the test explained to them.
The event began with a service of prayers conducted by the Aguata Anglican Diocesan chaplain of the association, Venerable Dr Kamtoochukwu Obi. The clergy encouraged the sickle cell patients while also reminding them that they were not alone in the painful sojourn, as he also donated some needed items to the home.
The event also had former member of the Anambra State House of Assembly ,Hon Azubuike Okoye in attendance. According to the statement released by The APLSCD coorii, Mrs Aisha, Hon Azubuike was among the legislators of the last Assembly that were instrumental in passing the Anambra State Sickle Cell Disease Control and Eradication.
The association also appealed to the former house member to intervene in the seeming exclusion of a representative of the association in the Anambra State Sickle Cell Monitoring committee, to which he assured he would intervene.