Otti Applauded As Indigent Patients Receive Succour At Madonna Hospital



A financial expert and Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Dr. Alex Otti OFR has been applauded for extending an uncommon humanitarian gesture to some indigent patients at the popular Madonna Christian Hospital Umuahia. 


The Catholic Admistrator of the Madonna Christian Hospital, Rev. Father Christian Anokwuru made the commendation yesterday, 4th September, 2020, while receiving financial donations made by Dr. Otti to offset the medical bills of some indigent patients who could ot take care of their medical Bill's due to financial constraints. 


He expressed gratitude that Dr. Otti could extend such heartwarming gesture at a time like this, especially when he merely ran into the patients accidentally during a visit to the hospital. 


He recalled that Dr. Otti had massively identified with the Chriatian Hospital at the peak ofthe Covid-19 pandemic by donating very useful protective gears that enabled the hospital take care of all patients without description, and explained that unlike what was done in many other hospitals where the fear of Covid-19 forced some hospitals to shut down,the Madonna Christian Hospital carried out full medical services at the peak of the pandemic,because it is a faith based Hospital that attaches importance to human life and humanitarian services. 


The patients whose bill ran into several millions of naira, were 18 in number, with twelve males and six females. 


Speaking on behalf of other beneficiaries, a 61 year old patient, Mr. Ikechukwu Madumere whose bill stood at One Million One Hundred Thousand Naira (N1.1 Million naira) only, following a serious surgery he undertook,explained that he had been in the hospital for six months,and expressed gratitude to Dr. Otti for extending such rare generosity to him and other patients, while praying God to bless him.


Dr. Alex Otti who was represented at the event by Mr. Mike Akpara and Ferdinand Ekeoma, had gone to the hospital a few weeks ago to visit a friend who was hospitalized there, but was besieged by some indigent patients who quickly recognized him, and sought for his assistance. He subsequently asked that the bills of the patients should be tidied up for prompt assistance, a pledge he redeemed yesterday to the joy and relief of the patients. 


The Administrator of the hospital had while speaking, explained that the hospital had asked most of the patients who had fully recovered to go home shortly after Dr. Otti made the pledge, because they were convinced that Otti was going to redeem his pledge to the fullest. 


Speaking shortly after the presentation, the Media Assistant to Dr. Alex Otti, Ferdinand Ekeoma disclosed that the gesture was purely a humanitarian assistance aimed at ameliorating the plight of the patients, and explained that the humanitarian intervention would have been carried out under the auspices of the Alex Otti foundation, but because the foundation had completed its set out projects for the year having carried out numerous philanthropic activities, especially the annual undergraduate scholarship program which was held in April this year.

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