The Association of Resident Doctors, ARD, of the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital has made a donation of foot wears running into thousands of Naira to the Hospital. This is in addition to a cash of fifty-five thousand naira “to foot the bills or part of the bills of an, or some, indigent patient(s) in the Hospital.”

Making the donations, President of the Association of Resident Doctors, Dr. Robert Abah said it was in keeping with the Association’s pledge to adding value to the quality of care in the hospital and its immediate environment through a vibrant Corporate Social Responsibility. He gave the breakdown of the foot wears to include: twelve pairs of theatre boots and one hundred pairs of theatre shoes.

“We are committed to serving our training institution and its environ through our Corporate Social Responsibility, and we the members of ARD, UATH, humbly request you to accept our little presentation,” Dr. Abah said.

Responding, the Chief Medical Director, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Professor Bissallah Ekele said the Top Management Committee of the Hospital was pleased with the Association of Resident Doctors of the Hospital for the donation which he said would go a long way in meeting the shortfalls of theatre boots and shoes in the hospital. He said the donation was very significant to him being the first of its kind from a house union or association since his assumption of office as Chief Medical Director.

While promising that the items would be put into judicious use, the Chief Medical Director said the donation by the ARD should serve as a challenge to others. In a related event, the Department of Family Medicine had made a donation of a monitor and five sphygmomanometers to the hospital. Making the presentation, the Head of Department, Dr. Shedul Lakai said the department was motivated into making the donation to support the on- going efforts of the Chief Medical Director and the Top Management to reposition the hospital for a more, effective and efficient service delivery.

Receiving the items on behalf of the Management, The Chief Medical Director, Prof. Bissallah Ekele said he was particularly touched and further motivated by the spirit of participation displayed by the Family Medicine Department in the actualization of the mission and vision statements of the Hospital.

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