Obi visits hospitals, pays bills for patients

BY VINCENT UJUMADU

AWKA — AS part of this year’s Easter celebration, Governor Peter Obi has visited some hospitals in Anambra State where he interacted with the sick and settled the hospital bills of indigent patients who were discharged long ago, but could not pay the bills.

At the Holy Rosary Hospital, Waterside, Onitsha, the governor paid the bills of 10 poor people that had been discharged but could not leave the hospital premises because of their inability to pay the bills, as well as 15 other women that were delivered of new born babies.

Obi said at the occasion that beyond Easter celebration, the gesture was a way of identifying with the people and letting them know that their governor felt for them at all times.

According to him, the feeling he had for the people informed his efforts to improve the healthcare delivery in the state to enable the health institutions serve the people better.

He said further that the collaboration with the church was informed by the fact that they treated the people of the state and that their charges were affordable as they were more of charity organisations.

One of those that benefitted from the governor’s gesture, Sergeant Kevin Osai extolled Obi for his commitment to the promotion of the welfare of the people.

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