Nigeria: 15,000 for Eye Test, Treatment in Anambra, Kebbi
As part of activities to mark the World Sight Day celebration slated for Thursday, The chairman of the Drivers Welfare Club (DWC) in Anambra State, Amechi Okeke,
said in a chat with newsmen yesterday in Awka, that The Drivers Welfare Club (DWC) in Anambra State has concluded arrangement to offer free eye test for over 10,000 drivers in the state to ensure safety on Nigeria roads, and In another eye health intervention, over 5,000 people are currently being tested and operated for different eye ailments at the Hafsat Eye Centre under the arrangement of Al Basar International Foundation and Kebbi State Government. He also said they were working in partnership with Optometrists Association of Nigeria, Anambra state chapter, to ensure the safety of both the driver and passengers, especially during the ember months, adding that “We have mobilized over 10,000 drivers, including Keke and Okada operators, across the state to benefit from the free eye test,” he said, and that drivers would be issued free eye glasses or some other form of medication as might be necessary. In the intervention in Kebbi State, already 230 people had been successfully operated on by a team of the Saudi Arabian doctors and discharged by the weekend.