…But like Oliver Twist, we solicit for more contributions considering the growing number of the indigent patients in the face of a harsh economic condition. Invest today and harvest good in the hereafter…
The Hospital Paupers Fund Yola, HPFY has commended the response of the general public donating money to the fund’s account, which they said was so encouraging.
Commenting, the chairman of the HPFY, Alhaji Iya Abubakar Umar, DCG Rtd, a.k.a Bappa Iya, also holding the Falakin Adamawa traditional title of the Adamawa Emirate Council expressed the committee’s appreciation for the public’s positive response to the call made, which he described as encouraging.
“About two months ago, we visited the media houses to strengthen the collaboration, airtimes were earmarked for us for a free of charge advocacy where we invited the people to the heavenly investment with a view to saving lives in the patients by donating money to the Paupers Fund account.
“People have amazingly responded, more particularly spectacular are the those who disregarded the categorization they are made to fit in as financially disadvantaged when it comes to the donation for the treatment of indigent (poor) patients. This category contributes N100, N200, N500 N100 and above. You can be sure that no amount is too meagre, the interest and trust in the intention are what count.
“Somany donors do not want their names and the amount contributed publicly reflected, but I can tell you that we’ve got N100,000 to N500,000 and N100,000 to above from well-meaning individuals that we remain grateful,” Bappa Iya said.
Hospitality Paupers Fund Yola is established in 2015 by the Chief Medical Director, Modibbo Adama University Teaching Hospital MAUTH, Yola Adamawa State, Prof Auwal Muhammad Abubakar, following the growing number of indigent patients and the hospital’s paucity of funds to have entertained such waiver.
The fund’s committee, made up of men of integrity are charged with the responsibilities to among others, solicit for funds from individuals and organizations to be able to foot the hospital bills of the indigent patients.
More than 2000 patients have so far received treatment under the funds scheme.
Considering the harsh economic conditions, there is indeed a growing number of the indigent patients, hence the HPFY, like Oliver Twist, is with thanks soliciting for more contributions, more donations into its bank account.