FCTA’s Social Welfare Department Focuses on Providing Succour to Vulnerables During COVID-19

June 28 04:54 2020


As COVID- 19 threatens our daily existence,the social welfare department of federal capital territory authority have refused to accept defeat in providing succour for those that might be displaced or facing serious challenge at this critical time.
Www.exclusivenews.com.ng caught up with director of social welfare department of FCTA. Dr Felicia Nwogu, who was part of the visit to Bwari Rehabilitation and vocationer Center said they were busy in making sure that the poorest in the community who are most hit by the effect of Coronavirus got palliatives to cushion the effect.

“In the heat of the Coronavirus and during the stay at home, we didn’t stay at home as part of essential workers. We were putting record together to get the accurate data of all the vulnerable persons and get the statistic to every other group that are involved in distribution of palliatives.

She also talked about the responsibility of the Social Welfare Department.

“Our attention is focused on the vulnerable; we also ensured that the poor in the communities who happened to find themselves in the hospitals and do not have money to settle their bills are taken care of. We come to their rescue so that they don’t die on account of no money. So, we establish a relationship with the hospitals to create a waiver and referral system while also solicit for direct financial assistance from Non-Government Organization (NGO).

Also, we work with some spirited individuals and some others who stand up and ensure that those who can not pay their bills are taken care of.

We receive abandoned babies and babies are given to orphanage homes.

We are also involved in sharing palliative to the most vulnerable which was headed and handled by FCT, Minister of State, Hajia Ramatu Tijani.” She concluded

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