Senate Assures Support Of Army Welfare

Written by Basirat Memudu

By Usman Sani (Kaduna)

In commemoration of this year’s Armed forces day, the Senate has resolved to collaborate with stakeholders to cater for the wounded in action soldiers.

Member, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Suleiman Abdu Kwari gave the assurance when he visited management of the 44 Army reference hospital, Kaduna.

Senator Suleiman Abdu Kwari, who commended the war veterans for putting their lives on the line to ensure the security of the country and assured that the Senate will support efforts aimed at giving them succour.

The Senator expressed delight over the post treatment effort of the hospital especially in rehabilitating the wounded soldiers, and urged the Chief of Army Staff to continue to make the hospital a point of reference.

Earlier, acting Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Colonel Augustine Omogbethai explained that the Chief of Army Staff has approved more equipment worth millions of naira to for effective service delivery.

He maintained that the hospital is doing everything necessary in terms of surgery, medication and fortified meals for the wounded personnel with a view of boosting their morale.

He pointed out that fifty-one nurses were recently recruited so that the soldiers would be adequately taken care of.

He added that fifty-two wounded personnel who sustained lifelong injuries are currently taking a computer training so as to engage them in meaningful ventures.

The Senator was taken round the facility, where he interacted and commiserated with some of the wounded in action soldiers.