The joy of the parents of quintuplets delivered at Life International Hospital, Awka, Anambra state, knew no bounds as the wife of the Governor and founder of Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFE) Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano visited the hospital on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 and settled the medical bill incurred on delivery of the three boys and two girls.
Mrs Obiano on arrival commended the mother of the babies and thanked God for the blessings on Anambra state. She also praised the hospital for their wonderful facilities and staff which ensured safe delivery of the babies.
The first lady also charged the parents of the babies to redouble their efforts in order to ensure that the children get the best so as to achieve their life’s dreams, stressing that the excuse of limited resources should not deter them from their parental obligations to the babies.
Earlier, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Professor Ikechebelu, who had given five percent discount on the bills, said that the intervention of the Governor’s wife tells a rare story of a mother whose sacrifices for her children is peerless, adding that the new hospital remains committed to the best.
The Pediatrician In-Charge at the hospital, who supervised the delivery processes, Dr. Kenneth Okeke, said that the babies are doing well after spending two weeks in the neo-natal intensive care unit of the hospital as a result of the pregnancy timeframe which lasted approximately thirty-seven premature weeks.
He solicited external help for the mother and the babies, noting that their nutritional demands have increased, and that dependence on breast milk was impossible given that supplementary diets are needed as well.
The first lady’s entourage included the Commissioner for Social Welfare, Women, Children Affairs, Lady Ndidi Mezue, the Transition Committee Chairman of Awka North, Hon Lawrence Onwuzuka, who gave the sum of hundred thousand Naira, and the Member Representing Orumba South at the State House of Assembly, Princess Nikki Ugochukwu, who supported with the sum of fifty thousand Naira, to relieve the burden from the family.
The quintuplets’ mother, Mrs. Nwaka said that the visit is a saving grace to the family. She stated that she had always heard of the Governor’s wife’s goodwill without knowing that she would one day be a beneficiary. She revealed that she was initially shocked by the ultrasound revelations, but carried on since she saw it as miraculous.