Dejected mother of triplets gets lifeline
Their birth was supposed to bring joy, but the reverse was the case as a mother of five, Mrs. Ijeoma Asimole, was again blessed with triplets, making her cry out for help at OPM Free Specialist Hospital, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
According to Ijeoma, she and her husband have been jobless to the extent that they couldn’t adequately cater to their five children or pay their house rent.
When she got pregnant again, she considered terminating the pregnancy because of the hardship. In the process, someone counseled and directed her to OPM hospital, where she registered for antenatal since the hospital is free.
Help, however, came their way when the overseer of the faith-based outfit, Omega Power Ministry, Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere, visited the hospital when he heard the story of the mother of triplets and gave the Asimole family a lifeline.
The General Overseer approved a life scholarship for the triplets till university level while pledging to take full responsibility for the babies. He further gave Ijeoma and her family a house in one of the 18 OPM free estates with a pledge to open a business to enable her to feed her family as soon as she is discharged from hospital.
In reaction, the nursing mother thanked Apostle Chinyere for the gesture, saying the scan never revealed that she was conceived with triplets but now the family can obtain relief while praying God to grant the Apostle a long life.
The triplets were the first to be delivered in OPM free hospital located at Aluu community, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State since inception in 2012.
OPM Public Relations Officer, Mr Gogo-Ogute Isaiah, said: “The hospital has saved many lives without charge. From registration, antenatal, scan, delivery, drugs, and post-natal services including surgeries, they are all free, and we don’t discriminate.”