The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has appealed to the consciences of Nigerians to support the Army in caring for hospitalized victims of the Abuja-Kaduna train attack.
Amaechi made the appeal when he visited victims at the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital in Kaduna, The minister said that President Muhammadu Buhari has given a directive for immediate repair of the damaged track and work would commence in earnest so as to resume operations.
He expressed optimism that before the repairs would be completed, approval would also be gotten for the purchase and possibly installation of the security equipment for the axis.
He said: ”The CMD and I have been talking, the army has not charged one kobo on any patient, and they have given the maximum medical treatment that they can give to any patient.
”You saw the patient with burns and then the one that has a bullet located in her heart. They are bringing an expert tomorrow for that one, a cardiologist, to see if there will be surgery or not to take out the bullet.
“But one thing again I have said to the Nigerian people is to liaise with the hospital management and see how much money they can contribute to the treatment of the patients.
”We will try as much as possible to see what contributions we can make to the management of the hospital to assist in taking care of the patients.”