A 20-month-old child, Chukwunonso Nnaji, has survived a traumatic head injury after falling from a storey building in Enugu.
Chukwunonso was said to have suffered complications following unconscious- ness and respiratory failure, requiring critical medical care. He was brought back to life at the Hope Care Medical Centre Enugu following the intervention of Hon. Nnoli Nnaji, a House of Representatives member, representing Nkanu East and West federal constituency.
The family of Chukwunonso was stranded and helpless during the emergency following their inability to provide the needed fund for the treatment which included a Computerised Tomography (CT) scan to know the extent of brain damage as a result of the fall and other nuero-surgical services.
The mother who had upon that difficulty decided to take the child back home against medical advice by the medical experts, got an immediate relief following the quick intervention of Hon Nnaji who eventually undertook the total bill for the child’s treatment after a good Samaritan got across to him on the situation.
The mother of the child, Madam Ngozi Umeadi, was elated that someone who did not even know her family could take such responsibility to save her son.
Umeadi while expressing her appreciation to the legislator said: “I think there’s hope for this country from this singular experience. I thank God for intervening in my family through Hon. Nnaji. May God reward him.”
Our correspondent gathered that Hon. Nnaji was quoted as saying that the child as much as other Nigerian children are the future of Nigeria and therefore deserves optimum health care.