.... Settles Pending Hospital Bill of 11years Old
By Abuchi Onwumelu
As part of their humanitarian service, the members of the Ancient and Noble Order of Regiment 1, Knights of St. John International, Awka Grand Commandery 434 led by their Worthy President, Sir Raph Nwike recently settled the pending hospital bill of 11 years old lad Master Chinaecherem who has been in Beluchukwu Hospital Enugwu Ukwu for the past 7-months after being discharge but could not pay his hospital bill.
The Commandery 434 presented a cheque of Ninety five thousand Naira to the management of Beluchukwu Hospital led by Dr. Tochukwu Mbachi who was on ground to receive them.
Presenting the Cheque, the Worthy President, Sir Raph Nwike said they were deeply touched by the story of the poor boy and decided wade in and help him regain freedom, noting that the Commandery initially sent their Secretary, Sir Tony Eke to come and ascertained the true position of things.
According to Sir Nwike forty five thousand Naira would be for the clearance of the boy's debt while the sum of 50,000.00 would be for the education and upkeep of the lad who hails from Ezeagu LGA in Enugu State.
The members of the Noble Order thanked the hospital management for taking good care of the boy, noting that the Order was basically for charity and service to humanity.
Receiving the Worthy President accompanied by the 1st Vice Worthy President, Sir Vin Otipka; 2nd Vice Worthy President, Sir Dom Chuma Ezeukwu; Ajuctant District 28, Nigeria, Sir Dr. Dennis Ekemezie and the Commandery's secretary, Sir Tony Eke, the chief Medical Director of Beluchukwu Hospital, Dr. Tochukwu Mbachi appreciated the members of the Noble Order for their kind disposition, noting that he was further convinced that they were indeed soldiers of Christ.
He said he was overwhelmed with joy seeing them around, noting that he would ensure that his patient got discharged immediately, adding that the show of human kindness by KSJI Commandery 434 had endeared them to the people's hearts.
'This boy was knocked down by a vehicle, he was rushed down here unconscious by good Samaritans. We commenced treatment Immediately they brought here. One of our standing rules here is that we treat people without initial deposit. We value life more than anything else,' he said.
Responding the beneficiary, Master Chinecherem thanked his benefactors for coming to his aid, even as he prayed God to bless them.
Presentation of cheque, speeches and group photograph formed the highpoints of the visit.