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Aba School Accident: Gov. Orji Visits Injured Pupils, Promises To Settle Medical Bills


Touched by the Friday’s fatal accident that occurred at a private school in Aba, which  claimed the lives of eight pupils, Governor, Theodore Orji of Abia state Saturday visited the Abia State University Teaching Hospital (ABSUTH) where the surviving pupils  are receiving medical attention.

The Governor also commiserated with the parents and guardians of those that lost their lives in the unfortunate disaster.

Orji  was led round the pediatrics wards of the hospital were the pupils are receiving treatment by the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of ABSUTH, Dr. Uwa Iweha.

Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State

Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State

The Governor who described the incident as unfortunate, directed the management of the hospital to send the medical bills of the pupils to him after they have completed the treatment of the children.

According to him, he has directed the proprietor of the school, The Apostolic Church to rebuild the fallen fence immediately and relocate the classroom attached to the school fence without delay.

Expressing gratitude to the Governor for the visit, the CMD, said some of the pupils that sustained minor injuries were discharged last night after they were assessed and confirmed to be in stable condition.

He stated that the pupils were responding positively to treatment, stressing that the only critical case among the victims was a year old boy that had a broken bone on the leg.

Iweha added that others who sustained head injuries would be made to undergo Computerised Thermography (CT) scan with a view  to ascertaining the level of damage on their skull.

A parent whose child was one of the victims, simply identified as Madam Juliet had expressed gratitude to the governor for accepting to settle the hospital bills.


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