Chief Tony Anenih Buys Ambulances For UCH
A former Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Anthony Anenih, has donated two specialised ambulances to the Chief Tony Anenih Geriatric Centre at the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan, Oyo State capital.
According to The Nation, the ambulances, which are valued at over N20 million, are equipped with facilities to move elders on wheelchairs, give them medical attention from their homes to the geriatric centre.
The centre was established in 2012 to provide health care to people from 60 and above.
It also has a National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) for which patients pay N18,000 annually to access a robust health care service.
At the inauguration of the ambulances yesterday, UCH Chief Medical Director (CMD) Prof. Temitope Alonge said the facilities would complement the care for the aged at the geriatric centre.
The CMD noted that the care of the aged, the elderly and the vulnerable determines the fortune or otherwise of any nation.
He said: “Any nation that looks after the elderly and the innocent or vulnerable children, is bound to do well. But any society that does not appreciate the fact that the contributions of older persons have a remarkable impact on every part of life, including the economy, that nation will never do well. Some of the curses I believe are hovering over Nigeria might be related, one way or the other, by our nonchalant attitude to the care of the under-fives and