The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has launched President Muhammadu Buhari’s Restore Vision Project aimed at restoring people’s sight through surgical intervention. This was disclosed by the Minister at the launch in Makarfi, Makarfi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
He said about 10,000 Nigerians suffering from cataract would be operated upon across the country and 250 visually impaired persons from each state of the federation would benefit from the outreach.
According to Minister, the federal government is partnering with the Rep. Mohammed Usman (APC-Makarfi/Kudan) to flag off the medical mission.
Adewole explained that the intervention, which is a partnership between the Federal and State Government, is being supported by the Ophthalmological Society of Nigeria and Sight Savers, among other donors, to solve the plight of numerous people with treatable cataract blindness.