Umahi pays medical bills of 170 indigent patients in Ebonyi


Governor David Umahi has paid medical bills of 170 indigent patients in various hospitals of Ebonyi State with estimated millions of Naira. 

Umahi said that the gesture was to rejoin families of the indigent patients to enable them celebrate Christmas with their families. 

The governor disclosed this on Wednesday in Abakaliki, during hospital, orphanage and old people's homes visitations. 

"This is the greatest work so far of this present administration to help indigent patients, widows, old people and orphanage homes. 

"It is the greatest empowerment which God has directed me to do,"Umahi said. 

 The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Religious and Welfare Matters, Abraham Nwali described the gesture as remarkable in the state. 

Nwali said that over N18. 4m were given to offset bills of 84 patients at the Alex-Ekueme Federal Teaching Hospital (AE-FETHA 2, N6. 281m to pay bills of 46 patients at FETHA 1, 25kg bag of rice, a wrapper and N5, 000 to each patient respectively. 

He also said that N3. 40m were given to pay medical bills at the Mile Four Maternity Hospital, Abakaliki l to discharge 40 mothers and their babies with 25kg bags of rice and N5, 000 each for transportation back to their various homes. 

"Medical bills of ndigent patients in all clinics and hospitals in the 13 LGA will be paid to discharged them and to enable them celebrate Christmas with their families," Nwali said. 

The Chief Medical Director of AE-FETHA, Dr Emeka Ogah and hospital administrator of mile four, Rev. Charity Munoye commended the governor on the display of humanity and supports to the Indigent patients in the state. 

NATIONAL PANEL gathered that the gesture were extended to other homes in the state.

We also gathered that indigent patients visited were in different units of the hospitals visited which include, maternity, accidents and others with serious cases.

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