The welfare of women and children is such that should not be treated with kid gloves considering their role in the society. Also, the mother/child mortality rate which is so alarming today may have been as a result of the certain complications resulting from negligence by both the society and government.
But in Abia State, the wife of the governor, Deaconess Nkechi Ikpeazu has routinely visited the destitute and has remained resolute in ensuring the rights and privileges of not just the children but mothers are provided.She has a heart of Gold.
It was a joyous moment on the 6th of October 2016 at the maternity ward of the Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Abayi, Aba when deaconess Ikpeazu paid a flying visit to the maternity ward of the hospital to ascertain the condition of a certain woman who was delivered of triplet in the hospital. The wife of the governor used the occasion to foot her hospital’s bills while others at the ward were handed cash gifts and other material items.
In his address, the chief medical director (CMD) of ABSUTH, Dr. Christian Kamalu expressed gratitude to the wife of the governor for identifying with them and disclosed that the ABSUTH environment was overgrown by weeds months ago but expressed happiness that with Dr. Ikpeazu led administration, there has been massive expansion and infrastructural edifice erected in the hospital which has enabled for easy day-to-day running of the affairs of the hospital.
The CMD used the occasion to request for partnership with the office of the wife of the governor for the procurement of mammogram for the hospital. He decried the rate at which carcinoma of the breast and cervical cancer has ravaged the lives of many in the society and maintained that if provided, the hospital will do better in diagnosing some of these deadly ailment and control them in the early stage to save lives and resources.