Ramadan: Group distributes food items to 40 sick patients in Nasarawa
Amina Mohammed, Lafia
As Ramadan continues a charity organisation called the Islamic Society of Eggonland (ISE) has distributed food items to 40 sick patients and the needy in Nasarawa Eggon and Akwanga local government areas of Nasarawa state.
The items; milk, milo, sugar, bottled water, chi exotic juice and five alive juice were given to them, a gesture which is the tradition of the charity organisation during every Ramadan season.
The hospitals which benefited from this gesture are: Nasarawa Eggon general hospital, Primary Health care Nasarawa eggon, Akun Clinic, Mokwo clinic and General Hospital Akwanga.
The General Secretary of the Islamic Society of Eggonland, Umar Abdullahi Galle, said the gesture was done at the right time, especially in this cashless period when patients, relations and parents are struggling to meet the basic need of these patients that are in admission in the hospital.
“We believe what we provide to them will go a long way in supporting their efforts.“
He, therefore, called on the Islam faithful to use Ramadan as a time for spiritual reflection, self-improvement and compassion towards others while praying that the month enhances more peace and stability in our various communities.
The Deputy Director of Medical Laboratory Services, General Hospital, Nasarawa Eggon, Mr Richard Moses, appreciated the group for always coming to their facility to distribute items to the patients.
Speaking on behalf of Akwanga General Hospital, the Nurse in charge of the male-female and pediatric ward, Mrs Shok Philip, also expressed their appreciation to the charity organisation.
“For a number of years, three to four years you have been visiting us. Every time you bring support to our patients in the ward. They are appreciative.
“We pray that God will continue to bless this organization and also give them the insight to meet the needs of other people. And this Ramadan period shall be a successful one,“ Mrs Philip noted.
Both the Muslim and Christian beneficiaries thanked the management of the group and prayed to God to continue to bless them abundantly.