Nasarawa state government commences free eye treatments outreach

THE Nasarawa State Government has commenced free eye medical outreach across the three senatorial districts of the state.

Malam Ishaku Abari, the Permanent Secretary in the state’s Ministry of Health, made this known at the flag off of three weeks free eye treatment in Gudi, Akwanga Local Government Area of the state.

Abari said that the new administration has given eye topmost priority due to the importance of the eye to the whole body.

The outreach also includes the distribution of 3,000 free eye glasses and surgeries on residents of the state with eyes problem.

The governor, who was represented by Ahmed Tijjani, Secretary to the State Government, said the exercise would be done in the three senatorial districts of the state.

Sule said that the eye outreach was one of the programmes line-up to be achieved within the first 100 days of his administration.

He said the exercise would include eye screening, provision of free glasses, treatment and surgery to ensure good eye sight.

“To archive this, the government has made provision for 3, 000 medicated glasses, commodities and consumables for cataract surgeries drugs and eye drops.

“The team of the eye specialists to carry out the exercise was carefully selected and was led by my Deputy, Dr Emmanuel Akabe, who himself is a reputable eye specialist.

“This initiative was targeted to focus on rural dwellers where this service is insufficient to complement the usual medical service,” the governor said.

He explained that his administration placed premium on quality health service delivery and called on members of the public with related eye challenges to avail themselves of the exercise.

In his remarks, Alhassan Adamu, Director Public Health at the State Ministry of Health, said the exercise would hold for one week in Gudi.

Mr Samuel Meshi, the Executive Chairman, Akwanga Local Government Council, commended the governor for the gesture.

Meshi assured the state government of his people’s unalloyed support and cooperation for the administration to succeed.

According to him, the second week of the exercise would hold in Doma representing the second senatorial zones, while the third week would hold in Nasarawa LGA, the News Agency of Nigeria

(NAN) reported.

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