The TY Danjuma Foundation, in conjunction with Care Vision Support Initiative (CASI) an NGO, has carried out 29 free eye surgeries in Mutum Biyu, Taraba state.
The Foundation also provided medical care and drugs for over 200 people. Dr. Tolu Afolaranmi, the team leader of the project said that 427 persons have so far been registered for the medical assistance.Afolaranmi explained that the five- day exercise which began on Monday was aimed at restoring the sight of many who could not afford medical services.
The team leader said that the TY Danjuma Foundation is funding the project 100 per cent while CASI provides expertise and the five day exercise is targeting 1,000 people across the state.“We are targeting 1,000 people within the period of the exercise and the turn out for the first two days indicates that we may have even more before the end of the programme on Friday,” he said.
Mr. Gima Forje, the Grants and Partnership Officer of TY Danjuma Foundation said the foundation is committed to assisting the less privileged to live meaningful lives and he commended CASI for the effective eye services it had been offering over the years of its partnership with the foundation.
Dr. Musa Obadiah, the Permanent Secretary, state Ministry of Health lauded the foundation and the NGO for the gesture.
Obadiah also thanked the community leaders for mobilizing the people to benefit from the exercise.
Mr. Danjuma Sati, a beneficiary, who was operated on and regained his sight said expressed his gratitude to the foundation.