Following the auto-crash along Enugu-Onitsha expressway by CBN bus stop, Trans-Ekulu, Enugu, on Thursday, which left many people dead and some injured, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has visited the scene of the accident.
Governor Ugwuanyi, who was represented by his deputy, Mrs Cecilia Ezeilo, thereafter, proceeded to ESUT Teaching Hospital, Parklane, Enugu, to empathise with the survivors of the accident.
The governor, who commiserated with the families of the deceased, empathised with surviving victims and directed the management of the hospital to deploy all possible medical expertise to ensure their survival.
He, therefore, announced that the state government will offset the medical bills and take other necessary measures to ensure that the victims are properly taken care of.
“Now that this administration has taken it upon itself to offset the medical bills, let nothing delay their treatment please,” he said.
Responding, the chief medical director (CMD) of ESUT Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Prof Hyacinth Onah, commended Governor Ugwuanyi for his prompt intervention and consolatory visit to the victims “at the most trying time in their lives.”
Represented by Dr Titus Okpara, the CMD assured the governor of the management’s commitment to proper treatment of the survivors.
Reacting, some relatives of the hospitalised victims prayed for God’s healing on them and thanked Governor Ugwuanyi for his care.
Our correspondent reports that the accident occurred Thursday morning, and involved an intra-city bus and a trailer loaded with cement. It left about ten persons dead.