Emeka Offor Foundation warns against Commercialization of drugs distributed
The founder of Sir,Emeka Offor Foundation, Sir Emeka Offor has warned medical institutions in the country who are benefiting from the donation of drugs by his foundation against commercialing any of the drugs donated to them.
Offor spoke at the second phase of the foundation medical equipment/supplies and distributions programme in Oraifite Ekwusigo local government area of Anambra state.
The founder who was represented by his Chief of Staff, retired AIG Chris Ezike said the drugs were specifically meant for humanitarian purpose and should be used only to treat people at no cost.
He noted that the gesture for the poor who cannot access to qaulity healthcare services on their own across the country.
“This is a humanitarian intervention interm of health and must be used for the treatment of poor people without charging them any money. When you are making donation and if it is free and someone sells them,it is immoral.
” We are making a caveat that on no account shall the drugs be sold to the public.If you sell it to the people, it will hut 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 exchange for profit or gain. Therefore,they do not have any commencial value as post donation monitoring team will ensure compliance with the rules of corporate governance” he said.
During the distribution, the foundation said 21 medical institutions across the country got drugs worth N100 millions each.
The institutions include , Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital Nnewi, Anambra state, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital , Zaria,Kaduna state, The Nigerian Army Medical Corps,Gombe state specialist Hospital, Gombe, Federal Medical Centre Yola, Adamawa state, kebbi state Medical Centre Kalgo, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital Maiduguri, Borno state,Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital,Sagamu,Ogun state, University of Jos Teaching Hospital, Jos, Plateau state , University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu.
Others are, Federal Medical Centre ,Owerri, Imo state, Alex Ekwume Teaching Hospital Abakaliki,Ebonyi state, Federal Medical Centre,Umuahia,Abia state, Federal Medical Centre,Jalingo,Taraba state, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Kwara state, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Rivers state, Federal Medical Centre Yenogoa,Bayelsa state, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Lagos, Muhammadu Buhari Police Hospital, Police Cantonment, Abuja, National Hospital Abuja, Federal capital Territory and Central Hospital Benin city,Edo state