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Hospitals receive funds to cushion Boko Haram victims

06 August 2015, 17:12

Abuja - In a move aimed at subsidizing the medical bills of victims of the Boko Haram insurgency, the Nigeria Foundation for the Support of Victims of Terrorism (VSF) has donated N140 million to some hospitals in the troubled Northeastern region.

The hospitals benefitting from the gesture include the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH), Specialist Hospital Maiduguri, Specialist Hospital Damaturu, Federal Medical Centre Gombe, Specialist Hospital Gombe, Federal Medical Centre Yola and Specialist Hospital in Yola.

The Executive Director the Foundation, Prof. Sunday Ochoche, said it became imperative to give out the assistance because so much was incurred on treatment of the victims of the numerous attacks of the insurgents in the region.

Also read: Borno road cleared of Boko Haram explosives

Ochoche said no single organisation can meet the huge need of the region arising from the insurgency and called on the entire nation to rise up to the occasion and assist the troubled region.

He said the VSF had come to realize that it had to contribute immediately to assist in offsetting the heavy medical bills of the victims of the insurgency which daily pile up.

Ochoche noted that the donation to each of the hospitals was a drop of water in the large ocean compare to the medical bills incurred by the victims of Boko Haram.

“We just want to show that we are with them. It is not the final support to the hospitals,” Ochoche said.

The Boko Haram insurgency has claimed the lives of thousands of people and displaced some 3 million victims.

- CAJ News


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