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Emeka Offor foundation donates N1bn drugs to 21 health institutions

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Emeka Offor foundation donates N1bn drugs to 21 health institutions

A total of 21 health institutions across the six geopolitical zones of the country on Thursday benefitted from Sir Emeka Offor Foundation’s 2021 National Distribution of Medicine/Medical Supplies at Oraifite, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra state.

Speaking during the presentation, the founder of the organization, Sir Emeka Offor said the drugs worth approximately N1billion were distributed to the health institutions based on their judicious usage after close monitoring.

Offor, who was represented by the organization’s Coordinator, Tony Obi said the foundation, an apolitical non-governmental organization had been involved in providing succor to the needy, revealing that it spent over 50% of its annual budget on health.

He said, “Since the over 18years existence of the foundation, it has focused on education, health and empowerment. Today is the second time we’re distributing drugs to 21 selected health institutions within the six geopolitical zones of the country.

“It has become annual event. We’re not biased, we sampled opinion of people around the areas where the institutions are located. We have ways of monitoring our beneficiaries, those who were judicious and didn’t monitized theirs are on advantage for another round.”

Appealing to beneficiaries on judicious distribution of the items to the less privileged, Offor expressed optimism of multiplier effect, including reduction in cases of detaining patients who could afford paying for the drugs.

Also speaking, Managing Director of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company Plc, Praveen Chorghade said the benefactor had over the years, deployed his personal resources to the benefits of mankind through numerous interventions in education, health and capacity building.

Represented by the Head, Communications, Emeka Eze said the gesture which had been consistent, was in line with the institution’s Corporate Social Responsibility.

One of the beneficiary institutions, University of Maidugiri Teaching hospital, said it was the third time the institution was benefiting from the gesture following judicious use of the items.

The Chief Medical Director, Prof. Ahmed Ahidjo, represented by Dr. Chigozie Nwobi said the quality drugs and Personal Protective Equipment would go a long in improving health and wealth of the people of the area.

Profile: From Ozuitem, Bende Local government Area of Anambra State. Political science (B. Sc) from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka & Business Administration (Diploma) from the University of Calabar. Email him at elekwachinedum@yahoo.com

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