By Mike Odiegwu, Port Harcourt
The Normal Overseer of Omega Energy Ministries (OPM) Chibuzor Chinyere on the weekend closed a free Specialist Hospital constructed and operated by his church at Aluu group, Ikwerre Native Authorities Space of Rivers state.
Chinyere orderd the shutdown of the hospital following exorbitant levies from the host group.
Talking in Port Harcourt, the Normal Overseer stated he sought the intervention of the group leaders, who insisted that the levies have been obligatory.
He promised to relocate the hospital to a friendlier surroundings saying he felt unhappy for pregnant girls, who have been receiving medical consideration on the hospital.
He stated: “With a heavy coronary heart, I, the Normal Overseer of Omega Energy Ministries, Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere have determined to shut down the free hospital in Aluu group with impact from Sunday fifth July 2020.
“I really feel unhappy for these pregnant girls who’ve been utilizing the hospital. I urge them to search for one other hospital. As soon as we get a brand new location that’s extra friendlier, we are going to relocate our gear. All sufferers have been suggested to cease coming to the hospital.
“I known as a few of their leaders and instructed them in regards to the levies, however they stated it’s a obligatory levy, so i don’t have any alternative than to close it down.”
The pastor recalled that the free hospital saved lives of pregnant girls within the space without charge, explaining that medicine surgical procedures, ante natal and post-natal providers have been delivered to sufferers freed from cost.
“The mills within the free hospital are runned on a regular basis with excessive value on diesel. OPM Free Specialist Hospital has saved many lives freed from cost. It should curiosity the general public to know that from registration, ante natal, scan, supply, medicine and post-natal providers together with surgical procedures have been all free, this can be a free hospital which doesn’t discriminate”, he stated.
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However an announcement from Ogabakor-Aluu described the accusations towards their group as baseless, saying they have been meant to malign the individuals.
The group requested the cleric to make public the alleged discover served on him by the group and urged the general public to ignore the accusations.
The group stated: “The eye of Ogabakor Aluu has been drawn to a viral submit by Omega Energy Ministries to malign our clan Aluu with the false accusation of being charged an outrageous quantity of levy by Aluu individuals.
“The declare by OPM will likely be considered false accusation till we see the signatories of Ogbakor Aluu chairman and secretary on the demand discover they have been served. On this notice, we dare OPM to publicise the demand discover they declare we served them.”