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Paupers fund: Gangwari Ganye lauds FMC Yola, gives generous donation

His Royal Highness Gangwari Ganye Dr. Umaru Adamu Sanda has lauded the management of Federal Medical Center, Yola for floating Hospital Paupers Fund meant to take care of indigent patients.The traditional ruler showers the encomiums when the officials of the fund led by the the chairman Alhaji Abdullahi Sulaiman paid the traditional ruler a courtesy call at his palace at Ganye to drum his support for the fund.Ganwari also seized the occasion to commend Prof Auwal Muhammad Abubakar the Medical Director FMC Yola for establishing Hospital Paupers Fund and the transparent manner in which it is run.Gangwari who donated the sum of N500,000 to the fund said the contribution is just a tip of the iceberg as he will mobilize his chiefdom to fully key into the philanthropic gesture.The traditional ruler who was visibly happy said the visit was a blessing to the chiefdom.”We thank you for inviting us to the rewarding venture, an investment the benefits of which without any doubt, shall be beyond measure reaped in the life great beyond.”We will not want you to go back without us having made a commitment. Therefore, accept this little token for a start. We shall communicate with the members of our community for a mega contribution,” Gangwari said.Earlier in his address, Alhaji Abdullahi Suleiman the chairman of the Hospital Paupers Fund explained that the scheme was aimed at soliciting for Funds to be able to pay the hospital bills of the indigent patients admitted in FMC Yola.Suleiman said that involving monarchs as royal fathers become paramount to be able to reach out to the larger stakeholders in various communities, considering the ever increasing number of the indigent patients.Suleiman said that from the endorsement of the fund’s endowment in 2015 to 2018, about fifteen million naira was spent on four hundred and thirty-eight indigent patients.Suleiman said so many patients have benefited and will benefit from the funding this year.The Hospital Paupers Fund members were accorded a royal reception with food and drinks in abundance, in addition to what is harvested as a tradition practiced by the food basket chiefdom.

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