A five-year cancer patient, Freeman Okoro, has received a lifeline treatment from Governor Godwin Obaseki.
Freeman and his mother, Mary were were among those injured in an accident involving the convoy of Governor Obaseki in front the University of Benin Teaching.
The accident occurred after Governor Obaseki press crew bus had a break failure and damaged three other vehicles.
Some journalists and three other persons were injured in the accident.
The journalists have been treated and discharged.
Freeman just ended a chemotherapy session at the UBTH when the accident occurred.
On learning about the condition of Freeman, Governor Obaseki visited them at the hospital and pledged to henceforth take responsibility for the cancer treatment.
Obaseki also paid the medical bills of Freeman’s cousin, who was ‘detained’ at the hospital over his inability to pay for his treatment.
Governor Obaseki said, “I came to see the condition of the victims of the accident myself. Just as we have promised on the day of the accident when the victims were admitted. The state government has taken full responsibility of their medical bills.
“We will also make sure we follow up with the full recovery of those who are still being treated for injuries from the accident.”
Consultant General and Coordinator, Accident and Emergency Department, UBTH, Dr. Nnadi Nwashile, said six persons in the bus were treated and discharged on the day of the accident.
He added, “The two patients in the hospital are Mrs. Mary Okoro and her son, Freeman Okoro, who are being treated. Mrs. Okoro sustained a fracture on her upper arm and is being attended to by an Orthopaedic doctor. The son will be discharged soon.”
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