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UBTH, foundation honour frontline health workers, others

By Michael Egbejule, Benin City
28 December 2020   |   4:04 am
Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Prof. Darlington Obaseki, yesterday, said frontline health workers should be respected for their roles to enable them to do more in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chief Medical Director (CMD), University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Prof. Darlington Obaseki (left), presenting best staff of the year award to Head of Rapid Response for COVID-19 team, Dr. Bensona Okwara for his commitment to containing Coronavirus at the facility during UBTH’s end of year party in Benin City…yesterday

Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Prof. Darlington Obaseki, yesterday, said frontline health workers should be respected for their roles to enable them to do more in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Obaseki stated this when the management of UBTH held a Christmas Cocktail party to honour frontline medical personnel and other employees of the hospital for their role in combating Coronavirus at the facility.

He expressed the hope that the frontline workers in their various departments were carefully selected and recognised for their support, commitment and role in providing care for patients at their workplace.

Among the frontline health workers honoured are, Dr. Benson Okwara, Head of Rapid Response for COVID-19 team of UBTH for his commitment to work, especially during the pandemic and Head of Department of Nursing Services (DNS), Doris Asamah.

Also, the Family Care Advocacy Foundation (FACAF) at the weekend commenced distribution of food items and consumables to nursing mothers in hospitals and underprivileged persons to celebrate the Christmas in Edo State.

Director, of FACAF, Pastor David Uwoghiren, who led other members on a visit to Aid People Change Charity Organisation and Orphanage Home and Central Hospital Benin City, presented children and patients at the maternity ward with food items.

Uwoghiren said the foundation was a family strengthening non-profit initiative with focus on married couples, teens and youths, adding that donating the food items to indigent citizens was borne out of the desire to show love to those often ignored during the yuletide.

Representative of the CMD of the Central Hospital, Benin, commended the donors and appealed for more support from other non-governmental organisations (NGOs), good-spirited individuals and corporate organisations to assist the vulnerable and indigent patients.

Care givers at the Aid People Change Charity Organisation and Orphanage Home, who received the food items and other consumables including noodles, bags of rice detergents, food materials and groceries donated to the children’s homes commended the foundation for its show of love to the children.