Group offers free eye treatment to Taraba residents – The Sun Nigeria
By Sylvanus Viashima Jalingo
An Abuja-based non-governmental organization (NGO) UC-Eye eye care center has launched a free three-week eye treatment service for Tarabans in all 16 local government areas of the state.
The project coordinator, Dr Aliyu Mairiga, who revealed this to reporters, said the treatment which aims to eradicate cases of blindness and restore vision to people vulnerable to blindness, is fully sponsored by the organization of the APC governor’s campaign of Senator Emmanuel Bwacha. .
He said the exercise was aimed at treating around five thousand two hundred and fifty people with various eye conditions.
“Free Eye service just started today, July 25, 2022 in Donga. We will cover some local governments in the southern and central zones during the first phase, before moving on to the northern zone. Wukari will take his turn on Tuesday, Ibbi on Wednesday, before the team travels to Gassol on Thursday. The team will split into two and conduct the exercise simultaneously in Bali, Gashaka, Sardauna and Kurmi from Friday before returning to Jalingo by the weekend of August 3, 2022,” Mairiga said.
Mairiga, who further assured that to ensure high professional standards and the safety of his patients, he had brought together highly experienced ophthalmologists, optometrists, ophthalmic nurses and opticians from all over the country, said that the exercise was open to all residents of the state, regardless of religion or political affiliation.
While reporting on the exercise, former Deputy Minority Leader and Governor Candi of the All Progressive APC Congress in Taraba, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha, pointed out that the exercise was sponsored to highlight his welfare concerns social of the people, especially those who cannot afford the cost. of their treatment.
He urged those affected to take this opportunity to treat or restore their visual impairment.
Daily Sun reports that eye impairment is a major medical problem in the state, with some communities having significant numbers of their population suffering from river blindness.