Okorocha declares free prostate and breast cancer screening at new diagnostic centre.



Governor  Rochas Okorocha has called on men from 40 years and above and women in the State to come to the Ochiedike Dialysis and Diagnostic Centre, Owerri and receive free tests for Prostate and Breast Cancer respectively.

Owelle Okorocha who declared this while commissioning the Ochiedike Dialysis and Diagnostic Centre, said the Centre which is 100% Imo State Government-owned, is in a 15-year contract with Israeli Medical Personnel to manage the centre while Medical experts resident in Israel will monitor activities in the centre as to assist wherever necessary.

Governor Okorocha said the Centre is named after his late father ‘Ochiedike’ who died of kidney failure resulting from diabetes, recounting that the trauma made him (Governor) vow to fight of the disease.

He noted that cancer has claimed the lives of many but noted that when detected at early stage, the disease can be handled and the patient’s life saved; stressing that with the modern and adequate facilities in place and the medical team working at the Centre, people of the South-East and Nigerians at large will have no need of going to India again for treatments on kidney, cancer and other illnesses



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