Charles Onyekamuo in Awka
Governor of Anambra State, Chief willie Obiano has commenced the building of helipads in selected hospitals in the state.
The State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Dr (Mrs) Uju Nwogu, disclosed this during the inauguration of the ambassadors of Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFE), a non-government organization founded by the wife of the state governor, Ebelechukwu at the Women Development Centre, Awka yesterday.
Nwogu who represented the governor at the event, said the helicopter parks were conceived to hasten movement in times of emergency like in accidents, and save lives that would otherwise be lost if immediate attention was not paid.
The construction of one of the helipads she said had already begun at the Onitsha General Hospital, and would soon be extended to other major hospitals in the state.
“In case of critical referrals, arrangements could be quickly made to flow a patient abroad without delay because the helicopter would take the patient direct from the state to the nearest International Airport,” she said.
She hailed Obiano’s commitment to the realization of his campaign promises to the people of the state even as she commended the wife of the governor, Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano, for using CAFE to better the lots of the less privileged in the state, especially some widows and downtrodden whom NGO built houses for.
The state coordinator of CAFE ambassadors, Mr Tony Ezekwelu commended Mrs. Obiano for initiating NGO which he noted was being run with her pension and donations from public spirited individuals and organisations.