Governor Amosun of Ogun State
Sheriff Balogun in Abeokuta
No fewer than 500 people are expected to benefit from the on-going eye surgical expedition tagged ‘Save Our Sight Project 2012’, organized by the Ogun State Hospitals Management Board in collaboration with Indo-Eye Care Foundation and the Rotary Club of Palm Groove, Lagos.
Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun who disclosed this at the State Hospital, Abeokuta, said his administration was working hard to make healthcare delivery a standard policy.
While commending the Indian Community, Amosun urged them to “transfer their expertise and technology so that ideas can be shared and in turn improve the skills of the State health workers”.
He enjoined the foundation to construct a domiciled Institute in the State so that more people can be trained and skills enhanced to give adequate medical attention to eyes, saying that the government was working hard to move the health sector forward.
In his submission, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Olaokun Soyinka said the state is partnering with the non-governmental organizations by providing the enabling environment for them to work in medicine, infrastructure and personnel.
Soyinka added that aside from the free eye surgeries, government had embarked on other free medical programmes for the people in the past such as the artificial limbs saying that “there is still more to come”.
Also, Secretary, Rotary Eye Institute, India, Mr. Viral Purohit commended the government for its support and provision of a conducive environment for them to work.
He submitted that Indo-Eye Care Foundation was ready to partner with the State government to build an Institute in the State.
However, two of the beneficiaries, Mrs. Olasumbo Komolafe and Mr. Adekunle Michael both said they were pleased and happy with the government for putting up such an elaborate programme saying that they can now see clearly after going through the surgery.
The Governor thereafter presented glasses to the beneficiaries.