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Only Selected Patients Received Financial Assistance – Rivers Hospital Speaks On Burna Boy’s Visit

Grammy-winning musician Burna Boy’s recent visit to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) made headlines, with reports claiming he paid the bills of all patients on admission.

However, the hospital has issued a statement clarifying that only selected patients received financial assistance from the musician and his team.

The clarification comes as a follow-up to earlier reports of Burna Boy’s visit, which highlighted his philanthropic efforts.

The hospital confirmed that while no direct payments were made, Burna Boy’s team provided financial assistance to selected patients, making a significant impact on their lives.

According to Elabha Ailexandřa Meni, Acting Public Relations Officer, UPTH, clarified that only selected patients received financial assistance from the musician and his team.

While commending Burna Boy for his generosity, Meni emphasised that Burna Boy’s generosity was targeted towards specific patients in need, providing cash gifts or donations to support their medical bills.

“We commend Burna Boy and his team for their kindness and commitment to alleviating the financial burden of healthcare on vulnerable individuals.” The hospital appreciated the musician’s support, which brought hope and relief to many patients.

“We commend his benevolence to some patients in our hospital with financial support to help them offset their bills.

“However, contrary to the reports that the bills of all patients on admission to UPTH were paid during the visit, only selected patients received cash gifts or donations from Burna Boy and his team to pay their medical bills.

“The hospital did not receive any direct payments on behalf of patients from the musician and his team for settlement of patient bills.”

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