Hospital organises free medical outreach for orphanage in Abuja
A Nigerian hospital, Silver Cross Hospital, on Monday, organised free medical outreach for at least 40 orphans in the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja.
The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Patrick Ezie, said the outreach was to provide comprehensive healthcare service to children at the Holy Family Sisters of the Needy Home for Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Bwari.
Newsmen report that services rendered include laboratory tests for various illnesses, deworming, drugs administration, as well as donation of medical consumables. Ezie said “we brought this medical outreach to the children in this orphanage home to show them that we love and care for them.
“This is the month of valentine and it is time for us to show love not only to our family but to the less privileged and most vulnerable among us.
“We are also aware of the financial constraint faced by most of these orphanage homes in taking care of the children’s feeding, not to talk of the healthcare.
“On our part, we will be doing our best to ensure that the children remain healthy by providing periodic check and treatment to them.”
The Sister-in-charge inturn appreciated the organisation for the hearty gesture. She said “even in this time of economic difficulties and cash crunch, you still remembered us and showed us love and care, we want to say a big thank you.”