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Imo defiled minor gets health insurance

by OkeomaNews

15- year- old who was defiled repeatedly by four men has been enrolled for a health insurance into the Imo State Health Insurance Agency.

An activist journalist, Chidiebube Okeoma, who is leading the advocacy for the minor’s health and survival confirmed in a statement on Tuesday that the victim was enrolled into the health insurance to enable her enjoy maximum healthcare despite her parents poor financial condition.

Okeoma disclosed that by the development, the minor whose private parts are decaying because of the assault would get adequate healthcare even after she is discharged from the hospital.

Okeoma said that he took the minor’s father, Mr Emeka, to the head office of the Imo Health Insurance Agency in Owerri, where he was captured on behalf of the minor and the girl’s name enrolled into the scheme.

The journalist said ” today, to the Glory of God, the minor who was repeatedly defiled by four men in Amaraku in the Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State between November and March has been enrolled into the health scheme of the Imo State Health Insurance Agency.

“The state Director of the Imo State Health Insurance Agency, Dr Uche Ewelike, reached out to me and offered to enroll the minor into the scheme for free of charge.

“I took the minor’s father’s to the Agency’s head office and the minor was immediately enrolled into the health insurance scheme. By this development, the minor who is in a critical health condition will continue to get maximum healthcare even after she is discharged from the hospital for free despite her parents poor background.

“I like to thank Dr Ewelike and the entire staff of the Imo State Health Insurance Agency for this act of kindness. It is our prayer that the minor recovers quickly so that she will rejoin her mates in school.”

Okeoma had on Monday announced that the first lady of Imo State, Chioma Uzodimma had announced to pick all the medical bills of the minor.

Okeoma who took the minor to a hospital where she is currently admitted disclosed that the first lady made the announcement when she visited the minor in a hospital in Owerri on Monday.

The first lady who was represented by the state commissioner for women affairs, Nkechi Ugwu, said that going forward, the minor would enjoy maximum healthcare with all the financial costs being taking care off by her office.

A chief magistrate at Owerri magistrate’s court, Imo State, Obinna Njemanze, had on Thursday ordered the remand of Amarachi Nwodo,39, David Ajuka, 22, Chima Uwandu, 43, and Osinachi Okoro, 29, in the facility of Owerri Correctional Centre for allegedly defiling the 15- year- old.

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