In keeping with Guinness Nigeria Plc’s commitment to supporting Guinness Eye Centres across the country, the company has revamped the Eye Centre in Ontisha with renewed vigour to provide quality eye care to Nigerians.
Stating this during the inauguration, the Managing Director, Peter Ndegwa, said the inauguration was in line with sustaining the original vision and to ensure that facility remains the reference point in the training of professionals and the provision of excellent eye care in Nigeria’s health sector.
“As a company, our focus on eye care reflects our recognition of the far-reaching impact that good eyesight can have on the overall health and wellbeing of everyone. We are here to celebrate the notable accomplishments which the Guinness Eye Hospital, Onitsha, has delivered to many Nigerians. Our investment in the various eye hospitals is keeping in line with our commitment to make a positive impact on the communities in which we operate. By helping Nigerians to preserve their sights, we play a strong role in enhancing their ability to learn, earn and get the best out of life,” he said.
The Guinness MD, who announced a donation of eye equipment worth five million naira to the hospital, thanked past and present staff of the hospital for their unwavering sense of duty and ensuring the sustenance of the institution for over three decades, and urged them to enhance their service delivery to reach more Nigerians.
Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, poured glowing accolades on Guinness Nigeria for its long standing involvement in the provision and management of quality eye care centres in the country.
He said the eye project was in tandem with the key enablers of his government. “I would like to heartily commend Guinness Nigeria for their huge investment and commitment to providing world class eye care solutions across the country. As a testament, this facility and the equipment which Guinness Nigeria Plc has bequeathed to the Eye Hospital ranks among the very best in the world. Therefore, Anambra indigenes do not need to go abroad again to get treated for eye problems,” the governor said.
Governor Obiano also used the occasion to announce the launch of a public-private-partnership driven health insurance policy, funded by the government and citizens in the diaspora to ensure that doctors get paid for treating patients, as well as the state’s government plan to provide free eye screenings for 1000 citizens at the hospital.
The Governor urged the people of the state to take advantage of the best-in-class services provided at the Guinness Eye Hospital through regular eye screenings and to prevent visual impairment and blindness.