A repentant militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo popularly called Tompolo, has donated drugs worth millions of naira to four government hospitals in Delta State to complement the state government’s free maternal and childcare policy.
The ex-militant leader also pledged to send 50 science teachers to the college of education to acquire more knowledge and be trained to meet the educational needs of children in the riverside communities of the state.
Executive Secretary of Tompolo Foundation, Warri, Comrade Paul Bebenimibo, who disclosed this while handing over the drugs consisting of 50 cartons of Paracetamol, 50 cartons of multivitamins, 50 cartons of vitamin C, 50 cartons of Nomalin cough syrups, 50 cartons of B complex and 65 pieces of bed sheets, added that the charity Foundation would reach out to more government hospitals.
The four health institutions that benefitted from the gesture are General Hospitals, Ekpan, Warri, Ogbe-Ijoh and Ugbokodo Primary Health Centre.
According to Bebenimibo, “We are here today to affect lives, no matter how small these drugs maybe, we are confident it will help to save children’s lives, children are the leaders of tomorrow.”
Earlier, Director of Health, Tompolo Foundation, Dr. Clarkson Agagha, noted, “We know that children are prone to various illness during the rainy season, so we acted quickly to get the drugs to help in complementing the government efforts of free maternal and child care.”
Receiving the drugs, Chief Medical Director, General Hospital, Ekpan, Dr. Vincent Oziga, said, “On behalf of the State government and health ministry, we say a very big thank you for this uncommon gesture and remembering the children. These drugs will go a long way to assisting us, we will put them to effective use.”
At Government Hospital, Warri, the Chief Medical Director, Dr. Raphael Onyemekeihia, remarked, “We appreciate you on what you have done, we will put the drugs into judicious use. We have not seen this kind gesture before.”
Speaking in similar vein, Senior Medical Officer of General Hospital Ogbe-Ijoh, Dr. Augustine Emeije, stated, “We are indeed grateful to Tompolo Foundation, the drugs will go a long way in assisting the government free health care project. We thank High Chief Tompolo for remembering his people and the common person.”
Brilliant Idea from the wise one,
If only we Can Join our Heads together I believe we Can move the State to zenith.
These are the things we are Saying today to Quite Inconsistant to bring oneness to take our Communities, our local government areas, our State and also the nation as well to a greater Height,
May God reward you your Generosities toward the Children Health In State, also your kind gesture Is Highly appreciaated
Ahaa Izon, eyin, Obaana o kemeowei Tompolo
Aseiperemor Sunday Ogidi