No fewer that 700 patients with various degrees of eye related ailments has received free eye surgery in the ongoing free eye camp program by a non-governmental organisation -World Assembly of Muslim Youth in collaboration with Katsina State government.
This is disclosed to our reporter by Ibrahim Bala, the Personal Assistant to the Special Adviser to the Executive Governor of Katsina State, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari on International Relations and Investments, Alhaji Ibrahim Zakari on media.
Katsina Post checks also revealed that the free eye camp took off at the Katsina eye Centre last week on the 19th of February and is scheduled to last uptill 4th of March, 2018.
It could be recalled that we reported to you earlier in November last year that the Special Adviser International Affairs to Gov. Masari, Ibrahim Zakari invited the President of King Saud Medical City Riyadh to partner and help offer free Eye Surgery for over 30,000 people in Katsina State.
These disclosed by his Personal Assistant Dikko Ibrahim Talba during a visit to the various hospitals across the state such as Mashi, Mani, Daura, Kankia and Dan Musa hospitals in katsina State.
The leader of the delegation Dr. SAMIR AL- MANSOUR and associate Professor said, ‘ Ibrahim Zakari is a friend who seeked for assistance in various areas in the state with the health sector being of great priority of Governor Masari ‘s administration.
We discussed with him and agreed to offer Free Eye Surgery for 30,000 people, that is why we came to Nigeria to start preparations of inspecting the Katsina Eye Center and other Hospitals and equipments so as to be familiar with the system and Insha Allah we will start these exercise soon. they expressed there satisfaction with the management and commended the state government for making health sector a priority.
Dr. Sa’ied Mikah’il an Opthalmologist who is also amongst the visiting team, stated that Alh.Ibrahim Zakari has done a great job and Insha Allah, we will make his dream of offering these free Eye Surgery Free and as well give drug’s for Free.