Rotarian Lawyers Fellowship, an arm of the Rotary International, District 9125 Nigeria, on Friday donated some hygiene kits to accident victims at the National Hospital Trauma centre in Abuja.
The Chairman of the fellowship, Mr James Ugbeda said the gesture was to project rotary ideals of humanitarian services, by touching lives positively to everyone, irrespective of their conditions.
Ugbeda said the idea behind the donation was also to put a smile on the faces of indigent patients, as part of Rotary International’s areas of focus.
According to him, in the Rotary Calendar, every month has its area of focus, with June being a fellowship month, sharing love with one another through humanitarian services.
“As Rotarian Lawyers Fellowship, we deemed it fit to carry an impactful project that will touch lives before the month of June ends.
“We chose the accident victims at the National Hospital, where we distributed hygiene related items to the patients and the wards.
“We also thought of offering free legal services and support to the accident patients, we are also concerned if there are insurance issues, in terms of health, we can take up.
“We are also here to give them the little items we brought to assuage their feelings while staying in the hospital.
“We are also reaching out to some of these people in terms of financial donation, especially those of them who are indigent, to at least offset their medical treatment,” Ugbeda said.
He assured that the fellowship would look through the proposals to offsetting some of the bills of abandoned patients, noting that although the Fellowship would not be able to offset all the bills, it would however do its best within the limit of available resources.
Receiving the group at the Male trauma centre of the hospital, Mrs Elizabeth Olusesi, a Matron, appreciated the visit and the items given to the wards and the patients.
She prayed that Almighty God would continue to multiply the pocket where the donations came from.
Mrs Hadiza Garba, a Matron at the Female and Children trauma centre and Onyaiah Nkechi, a Matron at the female trauma centre, also appreciated the donation to the patients in their wards.
They both pleaded for help on behalf of some of the patients with critical conditions and who could not afford their medical bills.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that items donated includes toothbrushes, toothpastes, Dettol antiseptic liquid, Dettol soaps, Sanitary pads and hand sanitizers.
Others are tissue papers, cotton wools, Genting violet paints (GV) iodine, Methylated spirits, plasters, bandages, surgical hand gloves, face masks and syringes.