Victims of cataracts and other eye ailments in Ogwashi Uku, Delta State will soon get relief as Adaigbo Cultural Organisation begins the second phase of its free eye surgery.
The non-profit organisation had distributed over 1,000 free eye glasses to the old, widows and the needy in the Ogwashi Uku community in the first phase last year.
Coordinator of the organisation, Mr. John Ubaka, disclosed that surgeons and other medical experts had been deployed to attend to the patients as part of the second phase of the annual program, saying adequate arrangement had been made to ensure success for the program.
“We are targeting over 40 patients for treatment and we are also prepared to give out eye glasses to people,” Ubaka said, adding that the organisation was non-partisan or profit-driven but motivated to affect lives of the poor and vulnerable positively.
“The second phase for the eye surgery will hold at the Ogwashi Uku Town Hall on March 28,” the coordinator also said.
Meanwhile, Ubaka has enjoined well-meaning Nigerians to partner with government to make health care accessible to the needy as Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, leads other dignitaries and government functionaries to the Easter Day event.
The Adaigbo Cultural Organisation had last year assembled a team of doctors and other medical personnel to offer free medical treatment for different ailments to the people of Ogwashi Uku community.