Friday, 3 February 2017

UNTH Enugu Partners sicklers on campaign against self medication

By Augustus Bill

University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu has indicated strong interests to partner with Association of Persons Living with Sickle Cell Disorder on her forthcoming Drug Abuse / Self-Medication campaign in Nnewi.

The Head of Hematology Department of the Teaching Hospital, Dr Tessy Maduka Nwagha made this known during a media chat where She explained the hospital’s readiness to throw their weight of support behind the Association as they embark on a cause, which She described at more than necessary concerning its peculiarities to the sickle cell disorder.

Nwagha confirmed that their management at Enugu has always followed up with the Association’s exploits, especially its overwhelming achievements in Anambra State, and has always longed for a partnership with the Association. She said that the drug abuse campaign created a wide opportunity for the partnership they have always looked forward to, and the hospital management would ensure that the Association gets the most of support from her during the campaign and thereafter.

He however extend the hospital’s sincere tribute to the Association on the loss of one of her members, late Dr. Chukwudi Egwuatu, who until his death few days ago was a Consultant and Lecturer in Pathology with Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital Nnewi, and a victim of the Sickle Cell Disorder.

Reacting to the news of the partnership, Aisha Edward, the coordinator of the sickle cell group thanked the hospital for extending her long hands to the Association in this campaign. She promised on behalf of the Association to ensure that this partnership would be a long and fruitful one which will create grounds for the Association to solidify her grounds in Enugu, as most of her members who come to Anambra for monthly meetings would be glad at the development.

UNTH Enugu joins Miral Pharmaceuticals, NDLEA, NAUTH, UNIZIK and Rotary Club of Nnewi as partners for the Drug Abuse/Self-Medication campaign to be held at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi on February 24.



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