Noor Dubai Foundation (NDF), a United Arab Emirates based non-governmental organisation, in collaboration with the Katsina State Government conducted free eye care for the people of that state. Over 1,039 cataract patients benefited from the outreach.

The representative of the foundation, Dr. Rabiu Mansour, said, ‘[W]e have so far conducted 1,039 cataract surgeries and eye screening for 5,238 patients in Katsina, Daura and Funtua General Hospitals within four months. 2,313 visually impaired persons have been treated with medications and eyeglasses, six ophthalmologists and optometrists, as well as one optician, have been employed to boost efficient service delivery’.

Mansour added that ‘in line with Noor Dubai Foundation’s new strategic plan, it set up a four-year (2019–2023) integrated and sustainable comprehensive eye care programme in partnership with the Katsina State Government. In addition, a Nigerian office of the Noor Dubai Foundation has been set up in Katsina’.

The beneficiaries of the free eye services expressed their gratitude to the foundation, the hospitals and the government.

Source: Thisday Live

Photo source: Jim Trottier

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