Group donates wheelchairs to Orthopaedic Hospital, LASUTH

Some of the wheelchairs

Some of the wheelchairs

A United Kingdom-based non-profit organisation, Eminirekan Prayer Ministry, has donated wheelchairs to the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos (NOHIL) and Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).

The group, which offers support in the area of social community project, free medical check-up and scholarship scheme among others, presented 10 units of wheelchairs to both hospitals last Thursday.

Country Representative of the group, Mr. Ogunleye Obisesan, who presented the items, said the gesture was in fulfillment of one of the objectives of the commandment from God to the founder, Rev. Jackson Afolayan.

According to him, the monthly programme, which started five years ago, aims at catering for the widows and less-privileged in the society. He said the decision to donate medical equipment started two years back.

Receiving the wheelchairs on behalf of NOHIL, the acting Director, Administration, Mrs. E. I. Osagiede lauded the gesture, noting that the “wheelchair is an essential equipment as it aids movement of patients around the hospital.”

“We are full of joy because such things don’t come easy. We have a lot of patients that are paraplegic and quadriplegic, who cannot move around and it is what we use to transport them from one area of the hospital to another,” she said.

Also, the Assistant Director, Nursing Services/HOD Nursing (LASUTH), Mrs. Shode Jokotola, said wheelchairs are important for hospital and nursing care as patients do not only make use of them in the hospital but also at home.

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