Former vice president Atiku Abubakar visited victims of Mubi bomb blast at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, Adamawa State on Monday during which he increased the Hospital Paupers’ Fund he had endowed for treatment of indigent persons at the hospital with another N10 million.
The former Vice President said he was satisfied with the hospital’s efforts in the treatment of the patients as well their response to treatment.
Atiku applauded the commitment of the management of the hospital and the committee it set up to manage the Paupers’ Fund meant for the treatment of underprivileged persons.
“I once donated N10 million to the fund and decided to make another donation of N10 million today because I am quite satisfied with the way the fund is being managed.”
“Patients that cannot afford to get medical treatment can benefit from the fund.”
Abubakar underscored the need to recruit more security personnel, especially policemen, to boost internal security.
“Happily, I have heard an announcement that more policeman are being recruited though not sufficient.
“There is also the need to look into the training of security personnel so that they can confront the current challenges.”
Also speaking, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof. Muhammad Auwal, thanked the former vice president for his support to the hospital.
“He is the major financier of our Paupers’ Fund and I want to put it on record that the fund, since inception, had financed the treatment of about 300 patients, including those with major surgeries.
“The management of the hospital has no access to the fund and there is no exchange of money at all; we give the service and the fund pays directly into our TSA,” Prof. Auwal said.