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Free healthcare for Borno terror victims

28 March 2014, 07:44Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Borno State Government is voluntarily paying the medical bills of more than 100 people injured in various attacks perpetrated by suspected Boko Haram insurgents recently.

This publication established that University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) has the highest number of injured persons with 61.

Chief Medical Director, of the hospital, Dr Abdularahman Mohammed Tahir, told the State Emergency Relief and Rapid Response Committee (SERARRC) that doctors and nurses had been attending to all victims without hesitation.

He said some of the victims had been treated and discharged.

The Directorate of the State Specialists Hospital meanwhile called for more funds to purchase drugs for the treatment of victims.

According to the department, the revolving funds for drugs have been over stretched.

Officials commended Governor Kashim Shettima for providing free food to patients saying this had a positive impact on victims of terror.

Borno is one of three states alongside Adamawa and Yobe worst affected by terror blamed on the Islaic militant Boko Haram sect.

Thousands of lives have been lost to insurgency.

– CAJ News

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