The Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has offered to settle the health bills of 9 out of 10 secondary school students who survived an accident on their way home from school in Awka, the state capital.
During the visit, Obiano announced that the State Government would pay the bills of the fortunate ones who are still alive and also take care of the funeral responsibilities of the deceased.
The State Governor visited one of the victims whose two legs were crushed and was admitted at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi. The Chief Medical Director, Prof. Anthony Iguegbe, took the Governor and his entourage to the victim’s ward. However, she was not really in a stable mind to speak but could respond with nods.
Iguegbe explained to the Governor the extent of the damage on the two legs but that a surgery would be performed the next day to see if she could still walk with the legs.
The Chief Medical Director as well as the Commissioner for Education, Dr. Uju Okeke, expressed gratitude to the Governor for his sensitivity to the plight of the poor and the helpless.
Addressing the press after the visit, the Governor also promised the management of the hospital a 500 KVA generator for efficient service in the Teaching Hospital.