'Burna Boy did not pay bill of all our patients', UPTH clarifies

Burna Boy

By Desmond Ejibas

The management of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) has dismissed claims that Nigerian singer, Burna Boy, paid all the bills of the patients that were on admission during his recent visit to the hospital.

Mrs. Elabha Meni, the spokesperson for UPTH dismissed the claim in a statement released in Port Harcourt on Friday.

Rather, Meni said Burna Boy only paid the bills of selected patients he met during his visit, rather than all the patients, contrary to reports that he paid covering all outstanding bills of all patients at the facility.

Nevertheless, the UPTH management appreciated the good gesture of the Grammy award-winning musician.

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“We commend Burna Boy’s kindness in financially assisting select patients in our hospital to offset their bills during his visit on June 11.

“However, contrary to reports stating that all patients bills in UPTH were paid during the visit, only selected patients received cash gifts or donations.

“The hospital did not receive direct payments from the musician and his team on behalf of patients to support this worthy course of reducing healthcare cost,” Meni clarified.

Meni lauded the musician’s charitable act in helping those in need in the society. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)


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