Bauchi State Government yesterday fulfilled its pledge of the sum of $22,000 for transplant in India of 25 year old Buba Abubakar Ahmadu whose two kidneys were removed at a private clinic in Bauchi recently.
Presenting the donation to the patient who is currently undergoing dialysis at the Rheina Centre of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital, the Commissioner of Health in Bauchi State, Dr. Sani Abubakar Malami disclosed that the gesture was a demonstration of the readiness of the government to take adequate care of its people.
While receiving the donation, aged father of the patient thanked the state government for the gesture commending particularly the State Governor, Isa Yuguda for the donation saying that this will go a long way to making his son well again.
An emotionally driven Abubakar Ahmadu said, “this is my only son, please help me so that he will not die, God will reward Isa Yuguda and all those who have contributed to the well being of my son”.
The Commissioner explained that the money is meant for the transplant of two kidneys on the patient in India pointing out that the amount is to care of the medical expenses while in India for the transplant adding that already some people have indicated their readiness to donate kidneys to the patient.
He added that all those who are prepared to donate their kidneys will be screened in a Hospital outside the country after which if their systems match that of Abubakar Buba arrangements will be made to fly them to India for the transplant immediately.
While receiving the donation through his father, Buba Abubakar Ahmadu who spoke in Hausa thanked the state government for coming to his aid saying that the gesture of government since the incidence happened has demonstrated that it is a listening government that has the wellbeing of its people at heart.
Also speaking the father, aged Abubakar Ahmadu who sobs throughout the brief ceremony commended the Isa Yuguda led administration for intervening in the plight of his son saying, “he is my only son please help me so that he will not die.”