- Former PDP vice presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi said he spent this year’s Easter Holiday in hospitals across Anambra state
- He said his decision to visit hospitals were borne out of the inspiration he got in December, during Christmas celebration.
- He issued out a cheque of One million naira to each of the hospitals he visited
The vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election and former governor of Anambra state, Mr Peter Obi said he spent this year’s Easter Holiday in hospitals across Anambra state.
Obi made the comment on Tuesday, April 13, at Umueje, Ayamelum local government area when he visited the Diocesan Hospital in the town, accompanied by the Anglican Bishop of Niger West, Most Rev. Dr. Johnson Ekwe.
He was also accompanied by two commissioners under his administration as governor, Prof. Stella Okunna and Chief Barr. Joe-Martins Uzodike.
He said his decision to visit hospitals were borne out of the inspiration he got in December, during Christmas celebration.
His words: “In season and out of season, I visited schools in all the parts of the country offering them my modest support. During the Christmas celebration, I visited motherless babies homes and prisons, but upon reflection, as if by inexplicable inspiration, my mind kept urging me to visit the sick as another group that needed to be shown special love and concern.
“This was how I resolved to visit hospitals in the state. Apart from few in the towns that enjoyed special relationship with me, my resolution is to visit hospitals in the remotest parts of the state.”
Obi, whose intention was to visit about 50 designated hospitals in the remotest parts of the state as part of his Easter celebration, has already visited 12 hospitals
Some of them are Diocesan Hospital of the Anglican diocese of Amichi; St. Charles Borromeo hospital of the Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha; Iyi-Enu hospital of the Anglican diocese on the Niger; Anglican diocesan hospital at Otuocha and Omor.
Obi also visited the Umueje hospital; and St. Mary’s hospital Orsumoghu of the Catholic diocese of Nnewi, among others.
The PDP vice-presidential candidate during the visit issued out a cheque of One million naira to each of the hospitals he visited and urged other wealthy Nigerians to shun spending on frivolities but for those things that would enrich humanity.
The federal ministry of health in collaboration with its partners on Tuesday, April 23, inaugurated 11 strategic health documents towards reversing infant and maternal mortality indices in the country.
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The documents which are also aimed at improving the rights of persons living with disability in Nigeria was inaugurated by the minister of health, Professor Isaac Adewole, on Tuesday, April 23 in Abuja.
Professor Adewole said the documents would provide policy direction for stakeholders on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health service delivery.
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