Coronavirus: Peter Obi donates relief materials to NAUTH, Nnewi

Peter Obi

Former vice-presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has made donations worth millions of naira in cash and items to Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi, Anambra State, to help them, as an isolation centre, strengthen their ability to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Presenting the relief materials to NAUTH’s Chief Medical Director, Prof Anthony Igwegbe, Mr Obi, represented by the former Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Prof Stella Okunna, stated that the donations were aimed at helping the hospital intensify their preparedness and determination to combat the coronavirus pandemic to a stop.

Prof. Okunna stated that Obi was inspired to reach out to the hospital because he understood the strategic role they played in delivering good health to people in and outside Anambra State.

“His Excellency Mr. Peter Obi, as we know is a man of good will who loves to help those in need. He knows that this hospital has a need in terms of cash and medical equipment, especially at these challenging moments facing the world. That is why he has decided to donate these materials to you,” she said.

“He understands the sacrifices you all are making here to ensure that people enjoy maximum health. He encourages you all to continue giving in your best as health workers as we pray that the pandemic ends soon.”

Appreciating Obi for the relief materials, Igwegbe said the items were exactly what the hospital needed at this time as the lack of such items had greatly hampered their work owing to the fact that the items were quite expensive and scarce.

A member of Anambra State House of Assembly representing Nnewi South Constituency II, Johnbosco Akaegbobi, described Obi as “a man who has the interest of the people at heart”.

Items donated by the former Anambra governor include 10 cartons of hand gloves (10,000 pieces), a carton of 2500 face masks, five cartons of sanitisers, 10 cartons of paracetamol (24,000 pieces), an infrared thermometer and a cheque of N2.5 million.