Egbulefu Pays Medical Bills of 10 Persons With Eye Defects
By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu
A US-based pharmacist and philanthropist, Mr Victor Chinedu Egbulefu, has offered succour to at least 10 persons with different eye defects such as cataracts, glaucoma, among others.
Egbelefu, through his foundation, Victor Chinedu Egbulefu Foundation, is paying the medicals bills of the patients who have commenced the requisite medical examinations to determine their treatment plans.
The optometrist undertaking the examinations at the Embassy Hospital, Aba, Dr Michael Okpe, told newsmen that the examinations would determine their treatment plan.
Earlier, the foundation had offered scholarship awards to four indigent students to cover their secondary and undergraduate studies.
One of them is a 12-year-old Okechukwu Daniel Chidiebube, who was offered a scholarship for his secondary education; Nduaguibe Ugochukwu Kindness who was offered a scholarship to study Mass Communication at the Cross River State University, Eberechi Esther Chinonyerem who was offered a scholarship to study Medicine & Surgery at the University of Benin, and Blessing Chinelo Ayeke, who received a scholarship to study Pharmacy at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN).
Mr Egbulefu said that these gestures were prompted by his desire to give back to society and better the lots of the less-privileged, urging other well-meaning Nigerians to emulate him.
“I could have used these funds to build mansions or buy exotic cars. These are all about me but I seemed it necessary to better the lots of the less- privileged in the society,” he said.
It will be recalled that the foundation recently offered free medical services to persons with health challenges such as diabetes, high blood pressure.