By Nomsu Baba

NEWSDAILYNIGERIA: A renowned medical philanthropist, Dr Chetachi Nwoga- Ecton has called for a change of the narrative and attitude on how we look at the medical practice in Nigeria.

She maintained that medical practitioners have pledged to serve humanity, regardless, whether they are being paid or not, as that is exactly what God is expected of every human.

Dr. Chetachi however noted that though providing health services within the FCT is quite challenging, it cannot be over emphasized; hence, the need to show love to those in need while also appreciating those who offer such services.

Dr. Chetachi receiving an award at the event


She made this known on Tuesday as keynote speaker at the 2022 conference/ award night of Association of Residents Doctors (ARD) University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Abuja (UATM) with the theme: BRAIN DRAIN: IDENTIFYING THE SEED OF EQUIVALENT BENEFIT, where she further noted that the theme is timely now that brain drain is gradually taking over the country.

“I am more particular about primary health care, and that was what motivated me into creating the When In Need Foundation, and the Every Life Matters Foundation.

“Our people need accessible health care, good water, food, these basic needs, and also love. These basic needs look simple, but are not accessible at all; we’re contributing our quota to bring smiles to the faces of the masses.” She added.

She therefore, called on the medical doctors, nurses and other health practitioners to practice their profession with the intentions to help those in need unconditionally”

According to her, “We need to change how we look at medical practice here in Nigeria, we need to accept the doctors, the nurses, the pharmacists, we need to accept and appreciate them.”

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“As my brothers and my sisters, I will tell you all, please continue to do good, even if you don’t get paid,” she added.

She further pledged to partner and to always give her maximum support to the organization at all times.

High point of the event was the presentation of an award to the Dr. Chetachi, in recognition of her contribution to health care delivery as a leading medical philanthropist in Nigeria.

Recall that the When in Need (WIN) Foundation and the Every Life Matters Humanitarian Foundation in partnership with Key Medicare Hospital, has on several occasions delivered free healthcare services to the residents of Abuja.

The Foundations have also on different occasions, embarked on free medical outreaches to the less privileged, women, and children, across different communities in the country.

It would be noted that event is kick-starting the ARD-UATH 2022 Annual Health Week, which is an annual event observed by the health professional body in the country.


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