Indigenes of Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State have lamented over the absence of medical personnel in the health facilities in the community.
The community appealed to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the state to deploy corps members who are medical doctors and pharmacists to the community.
The chaiman of the LGA, Mr. Orji Okafor, made this known yesterday during the passing out ceremony of the 2019 Batch ‘B’ Stream 1 deployed to the area.
He stated that the council has about twenty-one health centres but had no single medical doctor, as well as laboratories.
According to the chairman, the few nurses at the health centres overwork themselves and that medical doctor corps members would help out a lot.
“We don’t have a single doctor in 21 health centres which are not close to each other. The only missionary hospital here has a female doctor who works day and night.
”We currently have only 2 youth corps doctors. We will appreciate if you send about five more corps doctors to us to complement the efforts of the nurses,” he said.
Appreciating the NYSC management for choosing the council for the passing out ceremony, Okafor expressed optimism that the visit would attract more government’s attention to the area.