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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Etisalat sponsors eye surgeries in Bauchi, Gombe




 
The Nigeria’s most innovative telecommunications operator, Etisalat in collaboration with Charity for Cheer Foundation and the Bauchi State Government, has sponsored eye surgeries on residents of the state, reports ITRealms.

A CSR-based intervention initiative designed to support the company’s host communities as well as vulnerable Nigerians, held at the Bayara Specialist Hospital, Dass Local Government area of Bauchi State with 50 patients suffering from cataract infections were successfully operated upon during the exercise that lasted three days

Speaking at the flag-off of the initiative, ITRealms gathered, the Vice President, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs, Etisalat Nigeria, Ibrahim Dikko, who was represented by the company’s Head, Government and Community Relations, Mohammed Suleh-Yusuf, said the initiative reflects the company’s dedication to delivering on sustainable community support programmes that complement the efforts of partner governments to the utmost benefit of the people.
  
“Etisalat is committed to delivering sustainable community support programmes. We are truly passionate about helping our host communities because we believe that corporate organisations should make positive impacts on the host communities in which they operate. The Free Eye Surgeries Camp is a rewarding experience that helps visually impaired and vulnerable persons recover their full sight to enable them remain productive members of their immediate communities,” he said.

Also speaking  on the initiative which held simultaneously in Gombe State where 50 patients also benefitted, the chairperson of Charity for Cheer Foundation, a non-Governmental Organisation which coordinates the exercise, Mariam Shehu Mohammed, expressed delight that the Foundation was partnering to make life worth living for the vulnerable in line with its vision of impacting the lives of the people around who may not have someone to help them,  learnt ITRealms

In his own remarks, Deputy Director, Planning, Ministry of Health, Bauchi
State, Jibrin Mohammed Barnomu, commended Etisalat for the demonstration of commitment to partner with the State Government on delivering vital health benefits to the people of the state.

“We are really pleased to have them come around to complement the efforts of the state government in the area of healthcare delivery,” he said.
Meanwhile, some of the beneficiaries have commended Etisalat Nigeria for the intervention, describing it as heart-lifting.

One of the beneficiaries, Ladi Haruna, said, “I am really grateful to the organisers of this programme. I can see very well now unlike before when I could not see farther. I hardly could cross roads without help especially in the night.”

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1 comment:

John Forrester said...

We all want no surgery for our kids vision correction .So that we move towards glasses or contact lenses. But we all also know that glass hurts their nose on top. Besides it can’t cure their problem. So, sleepSEE is the safest option I think.