….. ‘It no favour but my responsibility’ – Obaseki
St. Vincent De Paul’s Society of St. Paul’s Parish in Benin City, yesterday, commended Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki for his efforts to vivify a dialysis centre in the state, with the governor noting that he was simply doing his duty.
Highlighting the governor’s efforts to actualising the dialysis centre, Mrs Betsy Onojah revealed that in 2016, he supported the society to establish the centre and render affordable health service in the state.
She noted that the society was yet to make the centre active due to lack of generators to kick-start the project hence the appeal to the governor for assistance. This was as she also revealed that the governor had graciously agreed to support the society with the needed facilities to ensure that the centre becomes operational by April 1, this year.
Meanwhile, the governor promised to ensure that the society raises enough money to get the machine operational and to protect them.
“You need a lot of resources to maintain the standard and I know that many lives will be saved by the time the centre is operational. It would be my joy if the dialysis centre can commence operation by 1st of April”, the governor said.
In addition, Governor Obaseki said that approving the society’s demands to kick-start the dialysis centre was the government’s responsibility because the project could save lives and render services to the people.
He said, “It is the government’s responsibility not a favour. The least the government can do is to assist you, and as such, it is our statutory responsibility to grant your requests.
Mrs Onojah, expressing the society’s gratitude and fulfilment at the governor’s positive response, described Governor Obaseki as a listening man, who cared about the people of the state.
On why the society was committed to establishing the dialysis centre, she said the society was committed to caring for patients abandoned by family members in government hospitals in the state.
In addition, she said that the centre’s operations would reduce deaths occasioned by inability to access dialysis on time.