Social Responsibility: OLA Sisters Build State of the Art Ante-natal Centre for Bauchi Community By Beatrice Gondyi

Social Responsibility: OLA Sisters Build State of the Art Ante-natal Centre for Bauchi Community
By Beatrice Gondyi
The Our Lady of Apostles, OLA Sisters in collaboration with an NGO, Misereor of Germany have completed a state of the art ante-natal clinic in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
The Clinic which gulped a total of 11 million naira was commissioned to cater for the needs of pregnant women and children in the area irrespective of ethnic and religious backgrounds.
This was disclosed by the Matron of the clinic, Rev. Sr. Lucy Anani (OLA) at the commissioning of the ante-natal clinic on April 20, 2016.
Matron of the OLA Clinic, Rev. Sr. Lucy Anani (OLA) welcoming guests to the commissioning of the 11 million naira ante-natal centre, Tafawa Balewa
She appreciated the efforts of the late Bishop John Malachy Goltok who was responsible in sourcing for the sponsors of the project adding that the project will not have seen the light of day without Misereor’s intervention.
Declaring the Clinic open, the Administrator of Bauchi Diocese, Very Fr. John Keane, SMA enjoined residents of the area to support the efforts of the Sisters by patronizing the clinic saying, medical drugs and services are not free.
Diocesan Administrator, Very Fr. John Keane, SMA cutting the ribbon to declare open the Our Lady of Apostles’ state of the art ante-natal centre, Tafawa Balewa
He noted that health is wealth; so, you should be serious with your health. The cleric also frowned at the attitude of some people who just visit any chemist to buy drugs without prescription.
He urged the Sisters to be accountable in their dealings just as the clinic will now be run by them.
The Law-Maker representing Lere/Bula Constituency in the Bauchi House of Assembly (BAHA) Hon. Aminu Tukur appreciated the Catholic Diocese of Bauchi for taking care of residents irrespective of religious affiliations.

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