By Binebai Princewill
Luck have smiled at Mrs Ebhodaghe Obehi, aged 34 as the John Dekawei Foundation (JDF) out of its humanitarian services around the world clears her medical bill a week after delivering lovely baby girl in Edo State.
Mrs Ebhodaghe Obehi from Esan Central Local Government Area of Edo State delivered in the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital one week ago with a healthy baby girl but could not leave the hospital because there was no money to pay for the delivery bill.
She had remained in the hospital until the John Dekawei Foundation was hinted on the situation and swiftly as God would have it, Chairman cum founder of the foundation, Amb. John Dekawei earlier today cleared the entire #69,000.00 bill for the woman to go home.
When contacted chairman of the foundation, Amb. John said one of the doctors in the Irua Teaching Hospital is his friend, doctor Akhere Promise Ikhuoria was the one who draws the attention of the foundation to the situation.
He said doctor Akhere Promise Ikhuoria had at other time drawn his attention to a similar case like this.
Dekawei continued that he was hinted about the woman’s situation hence he swinged into action by paying the #69, 000.00 medical bill of the woman, stressing that the woman in question is neither his relation, friend nor has he seen her before.
He maintained that man do not need to have the entire money in the world before helping the needy, adding that the foundation will always look into situations like this just as he said the Lord Almighty remains the ultimate.
When Mrs Obehi was contacted via phone by our reporter, she said it is only the Lord Almighty that will reward Amb. John Dekawei and members of the foundation, stressing that she will continue to pray for his advancement in the society, noting that she is so surprised that good men of such still exist in Nigeria.
Obehi asserted that she lacks the proper words to use in appreciating Amb. Dekawei for his gesture.
Meanwhile, it would be recalled that out of his many humanitarian services to humanity, the John Dekawei Foundation on June 19th 2020 also cleared the medical bill of Mrs Peace Cletus who delivered a baby boy at the Lonia Clinic/Hospital in Udu, Udu Local Government Area of Delta State on May 27th but could not leave due to the inability of her family to pay the bill but 19 days after when the John Dekawei Foundation got a wind of it, the bill was cleared.
Mrs Peace Cletus, is an Isoko from Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State.
The John Dekawei Foundation apart from visiting orphanage homes on a monthly basis with lots of packages to the orphanage homes also dole out foodstuffs to communities in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Iduwini Kingdom in Delta State as well as Egbema in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State during the nationwide lockdown occasioned by the novel coronavirus.