A Kano-based Non-governmental Organization, Trado Eye Special Center (TESC) has treated 65 patients suffering from various eye diseases in Daura local government area of Katsina State.
The Chief Medical Officer of the group, Dr Abdulaziz Haladu, disclosed this in Daura.
Haladu said the treatment was administered free of charge courtesy of the Emir of Daura, his highness, Umar Farouk.
“ We appreciate the leadership style of the Emir, hence our resolve to extend this exercise to his domain,” he said.
He said some of the patients were treated for glaucoma and others for cataract, adding that, “we would expand the scope of the treatment to cover even those who were not opportuned to be here this week”.
He called on the people of the area suffering from eye diseases to visit the Emirs palace for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Mr. Ahmad Shehu, who was treated for cataract, thanked the NGO for the gesture, saying, “I have now regained my sight, and I was just treated yesterday”.
Mr. Ibrahim Saidu who was also treated for eye itching, described the exercise as God-sent and commended the Emir for bringing the exercise “to our doorsteps”.
However, hundreds of patients with various eye ailments have been trooping the Emir’s palace for the treatment provided by the group.