Obi donates N1m to hospital in Anambra West


Obi (file photo)

By Valentine Amanze

The Vice Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Mr Peter Obi, has donated N1 million to Rex Universorum Hospital,

Mmiata-Anam, the only hospital in Anambra West Local Government Area. This is in continuation of his hospital apostolate.

While handing over the cheque of N1 million to the hospital management, through the Hospital Administrator, Dr Sapientia Ameke, Obi said, “I am part of Anambra West. This was where I started my developmental projects when I became the governor. I know the history of Rex Universorum Hospital and the critical role it plays as the only hospital in Anambra West Local Government. I am proud of what Sr Ameke has achieved here with the little resources she has. I will continue to partner and support them for the benefit of this society”.

In her words of appreciation, Sr Ameke recalled how, before Obi’s administration built the hospital, pregnant women, often in labour, had to travel by boat outside the local government to receive medical attention.

She said that Obi had always supported the hospital. She appreciated Obi for coming to their aid and prayed God to bless him.

Obi built the hospital during his tenure as Anambra State governor and later handed it over to the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart for their contributions during the flood disaster of 2012.

It was meant to deliver basic healthcare services to Anambra West Local Government Area, which before then, had no health care facility. The people had to travel to other regions by boat to receive medical attention, until Obi came.

Since the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart took over the management of the hospital, they have continued to grow and develop it through support from individuals for the benefit of the community and beyond.

Obi, who learnt that one of the buildings in the hospital collapsed due to heavy flooding, took the lead and pledged to support the hospital in rebuilding their structure.


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