A philanthropist, Prince Arthur Eze made the pledge during a facility tour of the Cardiac Centre and interaction with the Cardiac team and Management of the hospital on how to improve on the fortunes of the centre. While inspecting some of the facilities in the centre, Prince Arthur Eze commended the health institution for its efforts in saving the lives of people especially those with heart related problems who had undergone successful open heart surgery in the hospital.
Prince Eze explained that he was prompted to establish a well equippedultra modern diagnostic centre in the hospital to enable it to meet up with International standard.
“What we need is to provide it with good equipment, Iwill build it for saving the lives of our people. Imight find myself here.“
Prince Eze frowned at the manner in which a first class health institution like UNTH was neglected as it lacked basic amenities that would help it function efficiently in healthcare service delivery.
In a remark, the Chief Medical Director, UNTH Enugu, Doctor Christopher Amah noted that over one hundred patients including children had undergone successful heart surgery since its inception in 2013 thus placing the hospital above others in the country in the treatment of heart diseases.
Doctor Amah explained that the health institution had also been in collaboration with foreign charity organizations from Italy and India who had contributed immensely to the success of the programme.
“Since we reactivated this project since 2013, we have been bringing all kinds of people from overseas coming to help us in one way or the other, some other team charity base organization from India have joined.“
Doctor Amah maintained that the Diagnostic Centre when built would be attached to the Cardiac centre and also serve the rest of the hospital as people would be diagnosed and treated of various diseases rather than seek medical attention abroad.
During the visit, the medical bills of some patients in the Cardiac wards were offset by Prince Arthur Eze.
One of them and staff of the hospital,MrsNkirukaEneh whose son’s bill was paid, expressed gratitude to God and appreciation on the kind gesture of the donor.
‘’Thanks be to God for Prince Arthur Eze who has given me ₦100,000 for my son’s bill.’’
The climax of the event was the signing of an archiver document by Prince Arthur Eze that contained the signatures of notable Nigerians and foreign leaders who had visited the hospital in the past.
They include Emperor Nelson of Ethiopia, Doctor NnamdiAzikiwe and former Presidents of Nigeria.