A non-governmental organization (NGO), Mangal Foundation, on Sunday commenced free glaucoma surgeries for vulnerable people across Katsina State.
Speaking during the commencement of the exercise at Katsina Eye Clinic, a member of the foundation’s Board of Trustees, Mr. Hussaini Kabir, said the gesture was part of their corporate social responsibilities.
According to him, over 500 patients with various eye problems were screened to benefit from the gesture.
Kabir said that some of the patients were given free treatment and drugs, while others who required medical glasses were given
Kabir said, “Those patients that need glaucoma surgery, we referred them to a series of investigations.
“In our office, we used to register people with such health problems; any time the exercise commenced, we called them.
“And we used to make announcements through radio or television so that the public would be aware.
“The foundation is exclusively for empowerment, development, educational, charitable purposes, and supporting the poor and vulnerable in the areas of healthcare and economic skills.”
Kabor added that the foundation, which was initiated in 2016, has been sponsoring the treatment and surgery of vulnerable people with hernia, hydrocele, and eye problems.
Speaking to newsmen, some of the patients expressed appreciation for the gesture and called on other wealthy individuals, governments, and private organizations to emulate the foundation.