The Pharmacy goddess, Pharm. Grace Williams (Now Pharm. (Mrs.) Grace Aloysius) seems to have purchased a mix in passion; academics and humanity. The fresh graduate of the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Uyo shocked Akwa Ibomites with a tsunamic free medical outreach which rocked the city of Eket on the wake of her birthday on May, 6.
Those were the kind words of the then Vice Chancellor of the University of Uyo, Prof. Comfort Ekpo during the convocation ceremony of these pace setters. In less than 3 years later, the excellence seems to continue even amidst persistent economic woes plaguing the the country.
The exercise garnered support from various NGOs and Religious organizations that described the gesture of the Young Pharmacist as a “rare opportunity” for all Nigerians.
The free medical outreach might have been delimited to a particular geographical area, but that never barred even the most “unexpected” Fulani Herdsman from taking advantage.
As much as the foots could carry, Grace was available with her team of expert Medics from Immanuel Hospital, established NGOs, and AAGGARM (Apostle Aloysius Global Gospel and Rescue Mission) , a Religious Rescue Outfit.
Free medical services offered were malaria test, blood sugar test, HIV test, Blood Pressure check, free malaria drugs, free deworming exercise, free analgesics, free medico-spiritual counselling and prayers, and free Referrals for cases which needed intensive medical care.
This is the apex of humanitarianism! Natives of the community who spoke with our correspondent have expressed a sigh of shock and relief at the same time as to how an individual could do such for a community she had no biological roots in, and prayed God to reward the Young Pharmacist in all her endeavours.