- Also clears the bill of accident victims
The Executive Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki surprised some persons who were involved in a road accident involving the Governor’s Press Unit’s bus and two other vehicles around Ugbo Area in Benin City on Monday.
Obaseki paid a surprise visit to the victims currently receiving medical treatment at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH)
He said “I came to see the condition of the victims of the accident myself. Just as we have promised on the day of the accident when the victims were admitted. The state government has taken full responsibility of their medical bills.
“We will also make sure we follow up with the full recovery of those who are still being treated for injuries from the accident.”
The governor was informed of the Presence of a five years old child Freeman Okoro who is a cancer patient and came for his Chemotherapy before the incident took place.
Obaseki without wasting time pledged to clear the hospital bill of the little child’s Chemotherapy and the bill of his cousin who was currently at the hospital for his inability to pay his medical bill.
The Consultant General and Coordinator, Accident and Emergency Department, UBTH Dr. Nnamdi Whashile informed the governor that six people were treated and discharged on the day of the accident.
He added, “The two patients in the hospital are Mrs. Mary Okoro and her son, Freeman Okoro, who are being treated. Mrs. Okoro sustained a fracture on her upper arm and is being attended to by an Orthopaedic doctor. The son will be discharged soon.”