Monday, March 30, 2009

Foundation commends Multi-Links

The Indo Eye Care Foundation has commended Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) operator, Telkom Multi-Links Telecommunications Limited over its support to the Save-The-Sight campaign.

This support, the foundation said, has given hope to over 1,360 beneficiaries in three cities, namely Lagos, Abeokuta and Yola, in the past two months free of charge between February and March.

The Executive, Corporate Communications, Telkom Multi-Links, Mr. Tayo Ekundayo, in a press statement made available to ITRealms Online quoted a letter of commendation from the foundation, addressed to the Managing Director of the telco, as stating that in acknowledgement that free phones provided by Multi-Links was instrumental to the success of the work of the foundation at effectively and efficiently performing 1, 360 surgeries free of cost at the three locations across the country.

A trustee of the foundation, D. S. Mirani, was also quoted as saying, “Our organization works on the principles of ‘Save the Sight’ and without your significant contribution we could not have achieved our objectives effectively.”

Underscoring the intensity of the work already done by the organization, Mirani noted that the Foundation’s free eye camps have become a house hold name among the local masses across the nation in the past five years.

According to him, “in the past five years we have performed approximately 7,000 surgeries (absolutely free) including transplant of corneas.”

Noting though that the medical team who performed the operations has since returned to base in India, the legacy of their good work continues to cheer the patients who have benefitted from it.

“We shall not be exaggerating if we say that most of these persons who are treated by our doctors under the auspices of an Indian community may not have gotten their eyes treated in their life time. Most certainly many of them would have become blind, partially or wholly,” he asserted.

In savouring the partnership by Multi-Links, the foundation said, “We appreciate your kind support, association and participation and convey our hearty gratitude to you.”

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