Foundation Records 125,000 Successful Eyes Surgeries In Nigeria, 44,000 In Kebbi

Foundation Records 125,000 Successful Eyes Surgeries In Nigeria, 44,000 In Kebbi

From Haruna Aliyu Usman , Birnin Kebbi

An international foundation with three operational base in Nigeria, Tulsi Chanrai Sight Givers has said that within the 20 years of its operations in the three states of Kebbi, Abuja and Calabar, it recorded at least 125,000 successful free eyes surgeries in Nigeria and 44,000 of such successes were also recorded in Kebbi state.

The Kebbi state programme manager, Mr Deshpande Chandrakant disclosed that the foundation is solely sponsored by Chandrai families out of magnimity to give out to the poor with the assistance of the host states who provides manpower and facilities to aid the eye surgeries in the their respective states.

He added that aside free drugs given to patients after surgeries meals are also provided to the indigent families, he said the core mandate of the foundation is to treat preventable blindness as patients with catract and glaucoma are operated upon and will be able to see again.

Mister Chandrakant explained that old age contributes to eye deficiency while in the case of people of avarage age malnutrition is responsible for their vision defects “patients who comes with glaucoma and catracts will get all their sights back and they will continue to live as normal human beings and they dont have to pay any money for the operation he said.

He described the support of the host states as overwhelming saying the bond between them has been very strong alongside traditional rulers who have been sensitising their subjects at the rural level with such eye problems to come to Hafsat eye clinic in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi state because that is where they are being accommodated.

On when will the eye mission ends in Nigeria he said there is no time limit as long as the patients want, the eye operations has been none stop for twenty years in Nigeria particularly in the three chosen states in the country.

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