Ahmadiyya Muslim hospital in Kano state north western Nigeria, conducted free eye surgery on about twenty-one patients suffering from cataract over the weekend.
The Chief medical Director of the hospital, Dr Mudassar Mudassar who coordinated the procedure explained that the effort was part of the hospital’s social responsibility, which is a way of giving back to the society, especially to the less privileged.
Dr Mudassar said that the hospital opened a camp last week where, hundreds were screened for free eye Medicare and 21 worst cases were selected for operation.
The Chief medical Director said “the beneficiaries of the free eye procedure weekend included twelve men whose ages range from 40 to 75, while nine women within the age bracket of 50 and 70 also benefitted from it.”
Dr Mudassar said that all the 21 eye patients were carefully selected based on the merit of their cases and nearly all hailed from Kano municipal.
The Chief medical Director said “cataract is an eye problem that usually occurs in the old age when normal lens become opaque and requires replacement “.
He said that “by surgery we have successfully done the needful and we give Glory to Allah for the success “.
He disclosed that there are plans to open free medical camps on other areas of human medical needs to render more assistance to corporate social responsibility.
The Kano branch of the Ahmadiyya hospital was established 1981, offering services in General Health, Infectious diseases, Immunizations, HIV Care & Treatment., Diabetes &Heart Care Clinic, Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology as well as Laboratory.
Ahmadiyya hospital has branches across Nigeria, Africa and the Middle East