From: Segun Babatunde in Bauchi
Over 500 vulnerable people are to benefit from a Free Cataract surgery sponsored by Bauchi state government in collaboration with Muslim World league, a Saudi based organisation.
This was disclosed by the state Governor Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed at the official launching of the exercise held in Specialists hospital Bauchi Tuesday.
The governor who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ibrahim Muhammad Kasim said, the gesture was to help the less privileged and vulnerable in the society who have cataract problem.
He therefore commended the Muslim World league for their support, assuring that hid administration remains resolute to bring succor to its people especially the less privileged and vulnerable groups
In a remark, Dr Murtala Muhammad Umar, Ophthalmologist Consultant with Muslim World league, a Saudi based organisation described Cataract as a disease lead to people to become blind, hence the need to always consult experts with a view to overcome it.
Dr Murtala Muhammad Umar added that Bauchi state is one of the three benefitting state in north after Gombe and Jigawa, assured to work with the state government in order to bring more intervention from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Earlier in his address, the Chief Medical director Special hospital Bauchi Dr Ya’u Hameed called on the people to come You enmasse in order to benefit from the gesture.