By Longtong Ibrahim
kaduna (Nigeria) – Tulsi-Chanrai Foundation (TCF) of India in collaboration with the Katsina state Government has offered to provide free treatment to about 10,000 people suffering from eye problems in the state.
The coordinator of the exercise, Ashiru Bashir stated this during the screening of patients who will be beneficiaries of the exercise, in Dutsin-ma, Katsina state, North-west Nigeria.
According to him, beneficiaries would be drawn from the 34 Local Government areas of the state with 300 people from each local government to benefit; adding that patients with minor eye problems would be treated at the scene of the screening, while those with complicated cases would be referred to Katsina Medical Centre for further treatment.
In a remark, Member representing Dutsin-ma at the Katsina state House of Assembly, Alhaji Bashir Mamman, agreed to render assistance to patients from his constituency by transporting and taking care of their logistics; while urging other people with sight problems to register their names for the next batch of the exercise.
TCF’s Eye Care program is an organization that focuses on reducing the number of blindness. It renders eye care to people irrespective of their socio-economic conditions and provides a cost free option for the disadvantaged and remote Nigerian population.