Lawmaker offers free eye treatment and surgery to CTF residents
Member representing the federal AMAC / Bwari constituency in the House of Representatives, the Honorable Micah Jiba has started free cataract surgery and five-day glaucoma treatment for 10,000 residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Jiba, speaking with reporters at Gwarinpa General Hospital, one of the exercise locations, said the eyes are important organs in the body and if someone is blind it affects efficient performance.
He explained that the free medical awareness is carried out by no less than 20 medical consultants who will ensure that the targeted number of residents are taken care of and receive the necessary treatments.
“I know the challenges our people face. When we talk about the organs of the bodily system, the main one is the eye. That’s why I started this particular project to reach people who need eye treatments, surgeries and medicated glasses.
“The total number of people who will benefit from this free cataract surgery, this treatment for glaucoma and other eye diseases is 10,000. I think the medical treatment consultants will do their job effectively,” he said. -he declares.
The program manager, NPHCDA, Dr Suleiman Lamorde, said they would continue to partner with the National Assembly to provide effective health services to the population.
He said the National Primary Health Care Development Agency was happy to partner with the legislator representing AMAC and the Federal Constituency of Bwari for free medical awareness.
Lamorde said the essence of medical treatment is to bring health care services closer to people who would not normally be able to access or afford such services.