Thursday, November 29, 2012

Mafor Achidi Achu Judith Visits Ndu District Hospital after Fire Disaster, Donates to Victims

Maternity Section burnt down
Mafor Achidi Achu Judith has extended a hand of fellowship to fire victims at the Ndu District Hospital.  The fire guts Ndu District hospital in the night of Sunday 26, December 2012 leaving breastfeeding mothers and hospital staff helpless. Being the first elite to come to the assistance of the desperate victims, she brought along with her 10 mattresses, 12 bed sheets, 19 pair of shoes, 70 complete sets of dresses and 02 cartons of soap to support victims and hospital administration. Before handing over her donation to hospital administration, Mafor Achidi Achu Judith said she was touched when she learnt of the fire incident and as an elite, she could not stay unconcerned. She also visited the maternity section and the pharmacy which were completely destroyed by fire. Drugs and hospital equipment worth several millions have been consumed by fire while the women who were at the maternity lost all their belongings.
Reacting to her timely gesture, the medical officer for Ndu District Hospital expressed thankfulness and added that the support will go a long way to sustain the hospital at this difficult moment. The medical officer said Mafor Achidi Achu philanthropic gesture is a mark to be recognized and applauded.
The fon of Ndu on his part applauded Mafor Achidi Achu Judith’s intervention and reiterated that she has proven that she cares about her people. The Divisional Officer for Ndu we gathered has set up a commission to investigate the cause of the fire incident.
However, eye witness accounts indicate that everything in the maternity section of the hospital as well as the pharmacy has been consumed by fire. The hospital was destroyed in a fierce overnight fire that burnt down the entire structure and its content. Notwithstanding, no human casualty was recorded thanks to the intervention of the villagers. Sources say the fire has destroyed crucial records and other valuables equipment of the hospital. The fire was fanned by strong winds which are being experienced in the area during the time of the year. Even though some people are reported to have sustained some minor injuries, there were no immediate reports of serious injuries among those who were at the maternity section. No lives were lost in the incident; however, the cause of the fire was still unknown as at the time of filing this report.
Donation from Mafor Achidi Achu Judith
Eyewitness account informed that the fire spread to the entire building because of its state of nature as it was built so many years ago. It was gathered that in-patients who noticed the fire tried to put it out but could not. Though there was no casualty, drugs running into several millions were destroyed by the inferno and a woman we gathered also lost all her saving. Most of the drugs like anti-retroviral are very expensive and a lot of patients can't afford them, and with the pharmacy burnt, government should step in immediately to provide drugs in the short term because the patients can't afford to stop using the drugs, many claimed. The Divisional Officer for Ndu said elite should endeavour to copy the example of Mafor Achidi Achu Judith, being unwearied in doing good, and deeming it more blessed to give than to receive. As the Bible teaches us “Blessed be God for the unspeakable gift of his grace, whereby he enables and inclines some of his people to bestow upon others, and others to be grateful for it; and blessed be his glorious name to all eternity, for Jesus Christ, that inestimable gift of his love, through whom this and every other good thing, pertaining to life and godliness, are freely given unto us, beyond all expression, measure, or bounds”. As prescribed her gesture could easily be looked into through the lense of book of Mathew 9:6-15 “Money bestowed in charity, may to the carnal mind seem thrown away, but when given from proper principles, it is seed sown, from which a valuable increase may be expected. It should be given carefully. Works of charity, like other good works, should be done with thought and design. Due thought, as to our circumstances, and those we are about to relieve, will direct our gifts for charitable uses. Help should be given freely, be it more or less; not grudgingly, but cheerfully”. To conclude, before leaving Ndu after offering the gift, Mafor Achidi Achu Judith was described by the Mayor of Ndu Council DK Nfor and her own father retired Col. Sunde as a cheerful giver.

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