The MTN foundation, which gets its funding from one per cent of MTN’s profit after tax, has sponsored and supported over 50 patients from Nigeria with heart related diseases and other ailments to India for treatment in the last two years.
Portfolio Manager, Health, MTN Foundation, Mr. Abasi Ebong Udobong, dropped the hint in Lagos at a party organised by MTN for the recent batch of successful patients that just returned from India on a medical trip, courtesy of MTN Foundation. The Foundation bears the total cost of medical bills, including cost of visa, return tickets, feeding, accommodation and logistics of the patients throughout the duration of their treatment in India.
According to him, the foundation had several cases of heart related diseases, with some of them having holes in their hearts. Over 20 of the successful patients were celebrated by MTN at the party, with several of them giving their testimonies and thanking God and MTN for intervening in their health cases.