REMODELING: Ariaria International market Aba, set to have a hospital and an ultra – modern diagnostic centre

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As the remodelling of Ariaria International market, Aba has gradually gained momentum and in keeping fate with Abia state government in the ongoing reconstruction efforts, the market leadership has aligned with government to make sure the remodelling meets global best standard and practices, as plans have reached advanced stage for the establishment of a hospital and an ultra – modern diagnostic center to cater for the emergency health needs of traders and other market users

This is even as the market authorities have vowed to make the promotion of the welfare, interests and health condition of the traders the focal points of its administration.

The Chairman, Ariaria International market, Aba, Chief Chijioke Michael Amaku, made the assertion while flagging – off a free medical outreach program organized for the traders and other users of the market penultimate week.

Chief Amaku, in a chat with said the project is targeted at providing the traders with the opportunities of ascertaining their health status, and confirmed that the market leadership are currently engaged in consultations and interfacing with all relevant authorities and stakeholders including the supervising Trade and Investment Ministry, the host Local Government Council, Aba North over the establishment of the health facilities.

The Chairman, Amaku added that, when completed, the health facility will be readily accessible and affordable to traders and other users of the market, and believe it would attend to the emergency health needs of the people

” Experience has shown that such a facility is highly needed at the market. We have seen several instances where pregnant women deliver while at the market. We have seen instances of traders and other users of the market developing health challenges while conducting their business activities’, he said,

He added that, due to some other constraints, most people don’t make out time to attend to their health needs. Our intentions are to bring this all important health facility closer to users of the market, assist those who may not have time to attend to their health needs to do so while still attending to their businesses and stem the tide of avoidable deaths due to lack of access to health facility in times of emergency” Amaku noted.

The Chairman revealed that the free medical outreach program no the program will be carried out periodically to help traders ascertain their health status,noting that most health challenges when diagnosed early enough can be properly managed.

He therefy called on traders and all users of the market to avail themselves the ongoing free medical outreach program to maintain a healthy living.


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