500 Abuja Residents Receive Free Eye Care Services
About 500 people have benefited from free eye care package in the FCT.
The package which includes free medical Screening , treatment and distribution of reading glasses, was organized by Rotary Club Maitama in collaboration with OAK Orientation Initiative in Abuja.
The President Rotary Club Maitama Abuja, Winifred Ogbebo said the programme was in line with the core values of Rotary club to embark on selfless humanitarian services as part of its corporate social responsibility.
Ogbebo further explained that the eye care services falls under disease prevention and treatment goals of the club.
According to Ogbebo, ” the Rotary club works in six cardinal areas which includes rendering selfless humanitarian services, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, economic empowerment, community developmenrt and providing resources for the eradication of polio all over the world. We are here to give free reading glasses and eye treatment ”
Also, a Rotarian, Princess Joy Okoro said the eye care services would be extended to all categories of people.
“…as you can see, the Doctors, Ophthalmologists and Nurses are all on ground to test the eyes strength of the people before prescription…the free outreach caters for all irrespective of religion, position or tribe”
On her part, the representative of OAK Orientation Initiative, Mrs Miriam Dilli called on other organizations and well meaning Nigerians to give back to the society by assisting the less privileged.
“Its about giving back to the community. I represent OAK Orientation Initiative. We are here partnering with Rotary because the government cannot do it alone, I encouraged wealthy individuals to do whatever they can to put smile on someone’s face”
Some beneficiaries, Miss Felicia Chukura and Bello Mohammed thanked the Rotary club and the OAK Orientation Initiative for the free medical eye check and treatment.
By Remi Johnson/Abuja