As many people, including professed Christians immerse themselves in eating and drinking in this festive period without recourse to the significance of the season, and without a single thought for those in need, a group of Agbor men resident in Germany had taken out time to visit and assist patients at the Central Hospital, Agbor.
The group which was led by Mr. Joe Acha had on Thursday, December 24, 2009 visited the Central Hospital where they donated money to some patients at the different wards. The highest amount of N25,000 (twenty-five thousand naira) was given to one Mr. Michael Okocha from Egbudu-Akan, a diabetic patient. Others who benefited from the kind gesture include Mr. Augustine Obuseh from Agbor, another diabetic patient, a child from Abavo suffering kidney inflammation who was given money to buy required blood, two female HIV patients who were given N10,000 and N4,000 each, and Mr. Stephen Isibor, suffering from stroke who received N10,000.00.
The men were conducted round the wards by two medical personnels, Dr. Alex Okonkwo and Mr. Emmanuel Hadome, who took time to explain the medical conditions of the patients donors saying that as they deemed it right to remember them in their illness, God will never forget them.
In a brief interview with newsmen, the leader of the group, Mr. Joe Acha said that Christmas was not only a period where people gather with their loved ones to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ but that it was also a time to remember the less privileged in the society, Mr. Acha who been has president of Delta State Union in Germany in the past 8 years said that the sick should be remembered and assisted. "Visiting the hospital and seeing those who are restricted to their sick beds makes us to see how privileged we are when we are healthy. It is when one falls ill that he appreciates the importance of good health which many people take for granted I am happy that most of the wards were empty, but it makes those who are there to feel sorrowful," he stated.