As part of its corporate social responsibility, mPharma, Africa’s leading patient-focused, technology-driven healthcare company, has donated drugs worth N35 million (approximately $76,000) to government-owned public hospitals across Nigeria. The states include Lagos, Delta, Rivers and Abuja. The donations have been made to selected groups of hospitals with high patient visits and that mainly provide care to patients with a low income.
Speaking about the development, mPharma Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Gregory Rockson said the donated drugs are expected to be provided free of charge to patients suffering from a wide range of illnesses, including hypertension, diabetes, malaria and infectious diseases that affect the unable to afford medicines needed for their treatment.
“The impact is expected to reach the underserved population, which is increasingly unable to afford life-saving medicines due to rising inflation and associated adverse economic conditions.
Rockson revealed that the donation is the company’s way of giving back to society and in line with its mission to build an Africa in good health. He stated that the primary goal of this CSR initiative was to ease the burden on patients and encourage adherence, particularly for those suffering from chronic illnesses who struggle with the rising cost of medications, among other factors. “The drugs will be provided free of charge to patients who cannot pay for their drugs at the point of care,” he said.
A total of 44 hospitals in the four states will receive the donations, including General Hospital Alimosho, General Hospital Isolo, Lagos, Ace Medicare Hospital, Otta and Obio Cottage Hospital, Port Harcourt. Other hospitals benefiting from this donation include R-jolad Hospital Lagos, Covenant University Hospital Otta, Sadol Healthcare, Ancilla Catholic Hospital, Moshalasi Community Hospital, Light Hospital & Maternity, Bells University Hospital, Maciland Medical Center, Fortress Health Consultant, St Nicholas Hospital, Etta Atlantic Memorial Hospital, among others.
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