The University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) has clarified recent reports that Grammy winner Burna Boy paid the medical bills for all patients during a recent visit.

Burna Boy made headlines earlier this month following his philanthropic gestures in Port Harcourt, which included paying medical bills and distributing foodstuff to those in need.

UPTH, however, stated that the self-proclaimed African Giant only settled the bills for some selected patients as against reports going round that singer paid the bills for all patients at the hospital.

In a statement released by the hospital’s spokesperson, Elabha Meni, on Friday, the hospital clear the air while commending Burna Boy for his generosity.

The statement reads:

“We commend Burna Boy’s kindness in financially assisting select patients in our hospital to offset their bills during his visit on June 11.

“However, contrary to reports stating that all patients’ bills in UPTH were paid during the visit, only selected patients received cash gifts or donations.

“The hospital did not receive direct payments from the musician and his team on behalf of patients to support this worthy course of reducing healthcare costs.”


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