General news

Obaseki pays 1.5 million naira medical bills for 3 albinos

Published

on

Obaseki pays 1.5 million naira medical bills for 3 albinos

By Joy Odigie

The Edo government released 1.5 million naira to offset the medical bills of three people with albinism (PWA) suffering from skin cancer in the state.

Miss Joy Odigie, the deputy Edo coordinator of the Albino Foundation, revealed this on Tuesday in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) in Benin.

Odigie said the money was made available by Governor Godwin Obaseki‘s N5 million health care intervention fund approved to the foundation earlier this year.

She said the beneficiaries, including Ms Priscilla Chikelu, Ms Margret Omorogbe and Ms Doris Olomu, were each entitled to hospital bills of 500,000 naira.

Odigie, however, regretted that Omorogbe passed away on April 12 at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital in Enugu.

She said the fund would be given to her family members to offset her medical bills and bring her corpse to Edo for burial.

She praised Obaseki for relieving the plight of PWAs in the state and making healthcare accessible to everyone.

Odigie also congratulated the state health ministry for facilitating the release of the intervention fund.

She urged PWA to always avoid the midday sun, saying it harms their skin.

“PWA can prevent skin cancer by avoiding the midday sun, using protective clothing, and applying sunscreens (creams with SPF 50 and above),” she said. (NOPE)

(NAN)

Short Link: https://wp.me/pcj2iU-3yZY

NNN

NNN: :is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor @ nnn.ng

COVID-19 new wave: Bayelsa imposes fresh curfew UN chief calls on all parties to cease fighting in Gaza, Israel ICPC fugitive is not Buhari’s inlaw – Presidency Customs confirms 3 dead in Iseyin clash with smugglers Nollywood produces 416 movies in Q1, 2021-NBS Gov. Diri recommends electronic voting for future election Pfizer, Moderna vaccines 94% effective – CDC study Imminent food crisis: young farmers recommend emergency food security plan Nigeria’s security challenges surmountable, says Gov. Fayemi Police not Nigeria’s problem – Sen. Dickson Transition: We’ll lend helping hand, Buhari tells Chad Team Nigeria on course to qualify for Tokyo Olympics relay races —- George Eid-el-Fitr: Foundation distributes food items to widows, orphans in Kaduna WHO cautions on excessive speed to reduce road accidents Egypt receives second shipment of 1.77 million COVID-19 vaccines via COVAX Facility NGX resumes trading after Sallah break with N25bn growth UN condemns murder of aid worker in South Sudan Nigerian Army demolishes unserviceable ammunition, explosives in Imo Basketball Africa League unveils squad rosters ahead of inaugural season La Liga still planning to take matches to U.S., official says Day 3 – B-roll: African rugby teams meet to prepare for the Olympic Games and the Olympic draft – Day 3 No record of Indian COVID-19 variant in Edo – Obaseki CORRECTION: New Hapag-Lloyd East Africa service arriving in Kenya and Tanzania Police rescue abandoned baby in Lagos Siemens, German government and Solidarity Fund hand over 100-bed modular hospital solution NiMet predicts 3 days cloudiness, thunderstorms from Friday Arrival of the new Hapag-Lloyd East Africa service in Kenya and Tanzania Eid-el-Fitr: Uzodimma hosts Muslims in Imo Envoy pledges to strengthen Nigeria-Cuba relations Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVID-19 update (May 13, 2021) Real Madrid stay in title hunt with win at Granada Coronavirus – Eswatini: COVID-19 daily update (May 13, 2021) Nadal follows Djokovic into Rome Open quarter-finals after epic fightback Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (May 13, 2021) Remittance inflows to Nigeria declined by 28% in 2020 – WB Coronavirus – Daily update of the state of COVID-19 statistics in Zambia (May 13, 2021) FG, Kebbi Govt working to tackle banditry – Bagudu Coronavirus – Nigeria: COVID-19 case update (May 13, 2021) Lawan to Governors: Restructure your States before calling for restructuring at federal level Coronavirus – South Africa: COVID-19 Statistics in South Africa (May 13, 2021) Police investigate fire incident at Enugu INEC office Pozzovivo forced to withdraw from Giro d’Italia after stage 6 crash Emir of Ningi tasks title holders to promote positive changes in communities New report on COVID-19 in Africa shows impact of COVID-19 on African continent has been underestimated Eid -el-Fitr: Gov. Ganduje frees 123 prison inmates Coronavirus – Malawi: Daily update of information on COVID-19 (May 13, 2021) World Bank to construct 13.16km Lagos farm roads Coronavirus – Ethiopia: COVID-19 cases reported in Ethiopia (May 13, 2021) Eid el-fitri: Cleric preaches unity, tolerance to check ethnicity Cargo Airport project ‘ll increase economic fortunes of Anambra- ONICCIMA