BY SUNNY DAVID
21 hospitals both Federal and State across the country have received a donated of N100 million worth of drugs from Sir. Emeka Offor Foundation over the weekend.
It is the second round of donation of medical equipment and supplies by the foundation to health institutions.
The foundation’s president Sir. Emeka Offor, represented by retired AIG Chris Ezike, said the foundation had a vision to touch lives and improving living conditions of marginalised and impoverished Nigerians.
The donation also comes with a warning that the drugs are not for sale.
“This is a humanitarian intervention in terms of health and must be used for the treatment of poor people without charging them any money.
“When you are making donation and it is free and someone sells them, it is immoral. We are making a caveat that on no account the drugs should be sold to the public.
“If you sell it to the people, it will hurt us and if we discover that they were sold, we will make a rethink whether it is right to donate for the poor through the organisations.
“We reiterate that these drugs are donated as a humanitarian gesture and strictly free of charge. They are not to be sold, resold or exchanged for profit or gain.
“Therefore, they do not have any commercial value as post-donation monitoring team will ensure compliance with the rules of corporate governance,” Chief Ezike stressed.
He stated at the handover in Oraifite, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Benefiting institutions include: Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi; Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria; Nigerian Army Medical Corps, Gombe; Gombe State Specialist Hospital, Gombe; Federal Medical Centre Yola; Kebbi State Medical Centre Kalgo; University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital Maiduguri; Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu; University of Jos Teaching Hospital, Jos and University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu.
Others hospitals are: Federal Medical Centre, Owerri; Alex Ekwume Teaching Hospital Abakaliki; Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia; Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo; University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin; University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt; Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa; Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos; Muhammadu Buhari Police Hospital, Police Cantonment, Abuja; National Hospital Abuja, Federal Capital Territory and Central Hospital, Benin City.