The wife of the President, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, has donated gift items to over 6000 patients across 11 hospitals in Kano.
Some of the benefiting hospitals included Hasiya Bayero, Dala, Jakara, Dawanau, Bela, Muhammad Jidda, Infectious Diseases Hospital, Waziri Gidado Hospital, Abubakar Imam Hospital, and Mariya Sunusi Hospital.
The items were donated yesterday by the Aisha Buhari Foundation during their visits to the hospitals in a mission christened-Aisha Buhari Mercy Mission.
In a statement by Suleiman Haruna, Director Press in the Office of the First Lady, a senior official of Aisha Buhari Foundation, Fatima Rafindadi, led the delegation on the Mercy Visit.
Speaking at the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, Fatima Rafindadi, disclosed that the mission was in continuation of Mrs. Buhari’s national drive to show love to those who are sick and hospitalized.
According to her, beyond treatment and medication, people on sick beds need love and care and as national nutrition Ambassador, Mrs. Buhari always observes the need to support their nutritional requirements so that they will recover faster.
She, however, called on well-meaning Nigerians to spend more on sick people some of whom may find it difficult to even pay their bills.
On his part, Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, Kano, Dr. Hussaini Muhammad, applauded the First Lady for the kind gesture, which, he noted, will encourage other privileged Nigerians to emulate.
He noted as the oldest and busiest hospital in Kano state, they receive patients from long distances who are in need of care or support, her intervention, he said, is therefore highly appreciated. He said the hospital had large traffic of patients because most of their services are free.