In his tradition of visiting hospitals to extend charity in commemoration of St. Luke’s Day, the Anglican Bishop of Ikeduru, Rt. Rev. Emma Maduwike, penultimate Friday visited three hospitals in Imo State where he spent N600,000 to offset the hospital bills of some indigent patients.
The bishop’s first port of call was St. David’s Hospital, Ikenegbu, Owerri where the medical bills of three inmates including a set of triplets and their mother who had post-delivery complications totaling N103,800 were settled. The thrilled parents of triplets, Mr and Mrs Chibueze Nwogu from Mbaise who are members of the Redeemed Christian Church of God thanked God for using Bishop Maduwike to perform the “unexpected miracle”.
At the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Owerri, the Bishop settled the medical bill of month old Osinachi Damian which was N105, 545. The baby was still recuperating inside an incubator when the bishop and his entourage visited the hospital.
Bishop Maduwike and his team also visited St. Christopher’s Hospital, Atta where the hospital bill of N26,000 of an accident victim got settled. The lucky patient, a Catholic, Mr Ijezie was full of thanks to the bishop for the rare act of charity.
In all the hospitals visited, the bishop inmates and staff urging them to anchor their faith in God for the settlement of all their health conditions.
Bishop Maduwike later thanked all who contributed to the success of this year’s outreach, especially Sir Levi Oguike who pledged to contribute N50,000 annually towards the charity scheme and Sir Rowland Agoha who donated N200,000 for this year’s exercise.