Patricia Maculey in an interview after she was discharged from the hospital.Patricia Macauley told the Daily Observer that following successful treatment, she could not be released immediately, because she could not afford the amount requested for her treatment. According to her, the brother who promised to pay the bill went out of town to look for money.“He went on the hustle and promised to come soon if he had some of the money, because the amount was too much for me,” she stated.Patricia is a petty trader and resides in Chicken Soup Factory Community. She is a mother of three. In tears, she expressed deep frustration and regretted the way in which she was treated by her fiancé, who has been identified as one Eman. “The guy who impregnated me said he never wanted it and said that I should abort it, which I refused to do. And so he left me,” she said.She however expressed thanks and appreciation to Mr. Obiamiwe, including other humanitarians who rallied around to get her out of the hospital.Arthur Taylor from the business and finance department at ELWA Hospital, in conversation with Mr. Obiamiwe, said that at no time has ELWA hospital kept any patient who, as in the case of Patricia, did not have money to pay his/her bill.“Patients who are not able to pay their bills here, we discharge them free of charge, because it is against our ethics as professional health personnel to keep patients hostage,” he stated.According to him, when Patricia successfully completed her treatment, she was asked to fill in a form with names and contact numbers that included her brother’s, after Patricia had promised to pay the bill.He claimed that since the names and contacts were given to them, they have tried to call anyone related to Patricia but to no avail, something which, he said, they have experienced from many patients. He said when patients are admitted, forms are filled in for further reference in case of anything, “but some patients deliberately give us numbers that don’t exist.”He maintained that ELWA, as a renowned health center in Liberia, understands the rules and regulations involved in dealing with patients, “regardless of who they are, rich or poor.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) (L-R) Martha F. Korpu, patient’s advocate ELWA hospital, Patricia Maculey & Mr. Emeka Obiamiwe Patricia Macauley, a patient who was held hostage at the ELWA Hospital after she had undergone successful treatment, was over the weekend discharged, following an appeal from Mr. Emeka Obiamiwe, Chief Executive Officer of NUBIAN radio in Monrovia.Patricia was billed the amount of L$68,000, which she could not make available, and had acquiesced to the ELWA Hospital’s alleged insistence to have her remain on its premises until said cost could be paid.According to reports from the hospital, Patricia, who was admitted on August 3, was treated and temporarily discharged a few weeks later when she gave birth.Patricia and the young baby were finally released on September 7, after the CEO of Nubian FM made an appeal to the hospital.Obiamiwe presented an check for the initial amount L$30,000 to one of the hospital administrators, Martha F. Korpu, a patient advocate, and Arthur Taylor.The presentation was made possible through the kind courtesy of a group called GLS-NAS as well as other philanthropists, including Mrs. Sara Beysolow Nyanti of UNHCR-Jordan, Pia Brown and Samia Adanne Adighibe of the United States of America and Ada Reeves-Clarke.During the presentation, Obiamiwe explained his experience with Patricia. “My lady had just had our first baby girl when I came in contact with Patricia. I decided to help her out as she needed help and thought of her as a sister or her child who could have been mine.”In the wake of these prevailing conditions, Obiamiwe said plans are currently underway to reach out to friends and associates in the Diaspora and items will be collected to help women and children trapped in such circumstances . “I’m going to use my radio station and upcoming events to create awareness as well as raise funds to free many other girls or women like Patricia,” he noted.
2 Man United early kit history, as seen on historicalkits.co.uk @ManUtd Why change the shorts at Home from white to black? WHY?@adidasfootball @adidas pic.twitter.com/KB24f4BTuQ— Mallhar (@sixyardbox_) July 17, 2018 Jersey ok, shorts and socks being black and red instead of white and black is disappointing, should leave the home kit in its original colours.. wouldn’t see Liverpool wearing white socks and shorts— Adam Byrne (@Adam__Byrne) July 17, 2018 2 Eric Cantona in the 1992-94 away kit “The new shirt for Manchester United mixes the heritage and history of the club’s illustrious past, with modern technology and design innovation from adidas,” Inigo Turner, design director at adidas told manutd.com.“When designing the kit, we wanted to tell the story of the first incarnation of the United kit, 140 years ago. Originally, the team wore dark shorts, and we’ve reinterpreted this story in a bold and contemporary way, connecting the past to the future, and combining the very best in performance with street wearability.”Below, are a selection of tweets from Man United fans reacting to the club wearing black socks on their new home kit. It’s a good kit until you get to the black stripes. And the black shorts is sacrilege— GKW (@GKW1908) July 17, 2018 Home shirt look alright… but to change our colours from white shorts to black shorts AT HOME. I’m really annoyed. @ManUtd what’s going on? Not happy. #MUFC pic.twitter.com/4e7HmipG68— Hêlîn (@MUnitedGirl) July 17, 2018 Inspired by the past how exactly? Cos you’ve written Newton Heath on the advertising campaign? Can’t remember us regularly playing in black shorts and red socks in the past. Garbage— Michael Walker (@mikeywalker15) July 17, 2018 Doesn’t look to bad when you look at it like this pic.twitter.com/Ka1OncbZhi— Scott Worsfold (@ScottWorsy) July 17, 2018 I really don’t want to complain…. But ffs why the black shorts? Just why? Playing at old trafford now seems like an away game!— Stan (@Mufc_Stan_G) July 17, 2018 Manchester United were never going to be able to please everyone when they released their new home kit.But while some fans quite liked the new shirt, even if it was a bit different from previous offerings, many have been turned off by the decision to go for black shorts.United, though, haven’t always been ‘red’. Not a huge fan of @ManUtd new home kit. More so because tradition has been broken with black shorts and red socks 🔴⚪⚫— Jordan (@JM121189) July 17, 2018 When formed in 1878, they were known as Newton Heath LYR and wore green and yellow/gold shortly after their founding. They even paid tribute to this in their away kit (1992-1994). Manchester United were truly born in 1902 when the club’s name was changed and red was adopted. @ManUtd Well, you really have let us down with this years home kit! I think most fans will agree. Black shorts & red socks! Were the designers on the piss when they came up with that idea?— Adam Robinson (@Robbolad14) July 17, 2018 It’s the black shorts that make the whole kit look wrong. Sorry but its a NO from me.— 🏴 Nath🏴 (@Nathl80) July 17, 2018 New @ManUtd home kit has grown on me. Didn’t really like it at first. Who cares as long as we play well in it! #MUFC #Adidas #NewKit #Pogba #JLingz #Heretocreate #NewtonHeath #Railwaymen #ManUtd 🙌🏽🔴⚽️🚂 pic.twitter.com/m5HbsZm9rb— Lee Ellison (@Jellee_Ellison) July 17, 2018