Foundation provides free eye treatment to 2,677 patients in Kebbi State –
The Tulsi Chanrai Foundation has provided free treatment to no less than 2,677 patients suffering from various eye diseases in Kebbi State in 2021.
The Foundation’s Chief Executive, Shravan Kumar-Kasam said this while signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kebbi State government officials in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday.
He said: “The foundation from 2003 to 2022 treated over 41,057 patients with different eye diseases.
“In 2021 alone, we treated over 2,677 patients with different eye diseases in Kebbi.”
Kumar-Kasam added that the Foundation, through the program, provides free eye treatments to residents of Kebbi and other states across the country.
“Signing the memorandum of understanding will serve as authorization for the foundation to continue providing its free medical eye treatment to people in the state and beyond,” he said.
In his address, the State Commissioner for Health, Alhaji Jafar Muhammad-Zuru, said that the state has entered into a partnership with the Tulsi Chanrai Foundation, with a view to ensuring the effective health of the residents.
“Free eye medical treatment, including eye surgeries and other primary health care activities, aims to help people, especially those in rural areas who suffer from different eye problems.
“The partnership aims to alleviate the suffering of the populations of the state, those of neighboring states and the populations of the Republics of Benin and Niger,” he said.