A new dawn was envisaged yesterday, 22nd Of December for the medical unit of Federal Polytechnic Oko as the Varsity group, Nigerians in Diaspora proposed a Medical collaboration with the Institution. The 4 man team led by the Medical Director, Medical Practitioners in diaspora US Chapter, Dr.B.C. Okoro applauded the two gigantic complexes Medical Center of the Institution which they said were astonishing, well-equipped to its brim and the best in Nigeria. While applauding Prof.Godwin Onu for his beyond imagination achievements, Dr. B.C. Okoro said he was already satisfied and rest assured of a place of Medical Service Domicile in the South Eastern region, because there had been several free medical programs the group embarked-on in the past to help clean the medical exigencies of the poor masses in Nigerian chores and localities which lacked a suitable and facilitated environment. His words “We are very perplexed with what we have seen here. Actually, we have come to give free Medical services to Anambra State. We actually needed an equipped place to relax and inform the citizenries that we have arrived for the usual free medical services we offer. Since the Medical unit of the school is satisfactorily equipped, we are going to collaborate with you to treat dentistry, optical and cardiology issues.”
The Medical Director of the Institution, Dr.Ifeoma Monago lauded the partnership program saying that she was fully in the center of attraction and in support of it. Her words “I am fully in support of this program. As you can see, am already joyous that this is happening to the Institution. The Medical center belongs to Staff and Students of the Institution who are treated freely after enrolling in TSHIP and NHIS programs respectively. It also serves as a Medical Center for neighboring villages of Oko, Ekwulobia, Ufuma etc. So this partnership is going to go a long way to uplift the face of the Medical center.”
The Rector in his remarks lauded the Nigerian Doctors abroad. He said Nigerian Doctors were the best on planet earth and that they only go abroad to base because of lack of best practicing remuneration and facilities in some hospitals. He also showered encomium on the collaboration plan which he said was a welcomed development since it is in concomitant with his plans to make Federal Polytechnic Oko, a center of excellence. He described that he met the Medical center as a bungalow of few rooms and parlor but pulled it for a better structure when he saw the need of making it a center of medical attraction. Conclusively, he said the visit was well ordained and promised to give full support in making sure that a better outcome is achieved for the Community, State and Nigeria at large.