Emeka Offor foundation donates over $5 million medical equipment to 20 institutions

By AdvocateNews on 05/09/2020

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 A Non-governmental, Sir Emeka Offor Foundation has donated medical equipment, supplies and medicines valued more than $5 million to 20 health institutions across Nigeria.

The benefitting organisations are nine University Teaching Hospitals, six Federal Medical Centres, four specialist hospitals and one police hospital.

Chief Chris Ezike, Chief of Staff to the Sir Emeka Offor Foundation made the presentation on behalf of his boss at the foundation’s headquarters in Oraifite, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra on Friday.

Sir Emeka Offor foundation founded in 1996 has been involved in the donation of books, computers, and other education materials in Nigeria and 18 other Africa countries in the past nine years.

Ezike said the donation to the beneficiaries was the second phase of distribution of medical equipment, supplies and medicines which began since March, 20, 2020.

He explained that each of the beneficiaries would take home items worth between N85 million and N100 million.

Ezike said that the donation was to help cushion the challenges associated with healthcare services to Nigerians, adding that the items should not be sold to the people.

HRH Igwe Dan Ugorji, traditional rulers of Oraifite community who spoke commended the humanitarian spirit of Offor and urged other privileged Nigerians to emulate the donor.

He also advised the beneficiaries not to collect money from those they would use the items to treat, noting that God will not pardon them if they betrayal the trust.

Dr Ezejiofor Ogochukwu, deputy chairman, Medical Advisory Council, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi who responded on behalf of the benefitting institutions thanked the foundation for the gesture.

He said the items would further boost the operations of the health bodies especially in the treatment of critical cases.

Posted 05/09/2020 06:21:19 AM

 

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