By Simon Ebegbulem
BENIN—GOVERNORSHIP aspirant of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Edo State, Mr Kenneth Imasuagbon, disclosed, yesterday, that but for God and the prompt attention given to him by the management of University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH, he would have died in 2013 after a ghastly motor accident involving his vehicle and a truck belonging to Dangote Cement Company.
He said it was against that background that he decided to off-set the bills of indigent patients in the hospital to the tune of N1.5 million, just as patients rushed for the rice he donated to them as Christmas gift.
According to Imasuagbon, “God Almighty used UBTH and the CMD of the hospital, Prof. Ibadin, to save my life in 2013. After the truck hit my vehicle, my spinal cord was almost gone but Prof. Ibadin said my spinal cord must not crumble. The hospital resuscitated me and I am alive today. So, I made a promise to myself that I will always donate to this hospital annually to show gratitude to them.”
However, there was drama when the patients saw a truck of rice meant for them, as they ran outside the wards to get their share. Even those who were being attended to, abandoned the nurses and ran towards the direction of the truck.
In his remark, Prof. Ibadin thanked Imasuagbon for the gesture and assured him of better and quality service delivery to save more lives of patients in the hospital.