By Suoyo Ekubo
Dr. Emi Membere-Otaji Foundation has paid the medical bills of some indigent patients who could not go home to their families due to their inability to pay their medical bills at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH).
At the cheques presentation ceremony on Friday, Mrs. Olabisi Membere-Otaji, who lead Dr. Emi Membere-Otaji Foundation Team, reiterated that the Foundation will continue to play its role in the areas of medical care and education especially to indigent members of the community in addition to supporting environmental sustainability.
She said, “The need to give back to the society has always been our Hallmark. The Foundation was set up to reach out and give back to the society. We are all product of the society, and the society has been good to us in many ways. To a lot of us, this is our own little way to give back to humanity.
“Our core focus is on Health, Education and Environment. The vision bearer Chief (Dr.) Emi Membere Otaji, is a medical doctor by profession, but has stopped active practice, but he still passionate about that, so anything relating to health, it rings a bell in his subconscious mind, and that’s why we are here.
“Other thing we do are; free medical outreach, scholarship to students and other philanthropist gesture to support humanity,” she said.
In his response, the Chief Medical Director of University of Portharcourt Teaching Hospital, represented by Dr. Datonye Alasiya, showered encomium to the vision bearer of the Foundation and appeal for more partnership to help humanity.
“The Chief Medical Director and the entire Hospital Community wish to thank you for your laudable show of kindness and generosity with regards to your humanitarian service and payment of Hospital bills. We wholeheartedly appreciate this noble gesture and also encourage you to keep it up as we collectively strive to make the world a better place and impact on our communities.”