By Ikeugonna Eleke
The Anambra State Government has approved the N2 million for an ex-corps member, Mrs Chidinma Amaechi, who recently delivered a set of quintuplets in Awka, the Anambra State capital.
The former corps member’s husband and sister, Mrs Ebele Oranekwu, had last month, upon her delivery, pleaded for help from public, spirited individuals and also the state government.
The babies were delivered after a caesarian section, and later transferred to the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital.
The elder sister to the nursing mother, Mrs Ebele Oranekwu, who spoke with journalists at the hospital, said the bill for the incubators alone was N250, 000 each day, and the children were expected to be on it for about 30 days.
She said that this bill amounted to about N7.5 million aside from other huge bills already accumulated in the past two months of managing the delicate pregnancy at the hospital.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Women’s and Social Welfare, Mrs Ify Obinabo, disclosed the plan of government to help the couple offset part of their hospital bill.
Obinabo said: ‘The financial support currently being processed is a token for the wellbeing of the quintuplets which consist of three males and two females.
‘The support will be sent to the family immediately we are done processing it,’ the commissioner said.