The wife of Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi, at the weekend cleared the medical bills of seven post-natal patients at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital(EKSUTH), Ado Ekiti.
According to reports, the patients had been detained in the hospital since September, following their inability to pay their respective medical bills.
The governor’s wife, who received a whatsapp message on the plight of the patients from one of her aides, the Coordinator, Ekiti Development Foundation (EDF), Mrs. Bunmi Alonge on Friday, sent the duo of Alonge and Alhaji Dauda Lawal to the hospital to verify the claim and facilitate the release of the patients from the hospital.
Speaking, Lawal said: “The cases were verified and it was discovered that seven patients, amongst who were two teenagers and five nursing mothers with ectopic pregnancy cases had been discharged from the hospital at various times since September but were not allowed to go home due to their indebtedness to the hospital.”
The Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), Dr. Olusoji Solomon, who represented the Chief Medical Director(CMD) of the hospital, thanked the wife of the governor for her kindness to the patients.
The patients thanked the wife of the governor for her prompt response to their plight and for ensuring their release from the hospital.
Records available at the hospital showed that the seven patients were owing N682,300.
The patients names were given as Pelumi Arowosafe, Olaleye Kemisola, Olabiyi Funmilayo, Taiwo Ayomide, Blessing Wisdom, Kolade Grace and Olasehinde Damilola.