11th November, 2010
Nigerians have been enjoined to pay attention to their health, especially, theirÂ eyes often regarded as the light and the engine room of the body.
Governments at all tiers were also charged to partner effectively with notable,Â purpose-driven NGOs, corporate bodies andÂ wealthy individuals to impact on theÂ teeming poor masses, who cannot afford the increasing cost of health care delivery.
Mrs. Doria Sunny-Agboh, teacher and mother of two made the remark after benefitingÂ from the Free Eye ScreeningÂ Exercise for herself and her children. The event wasÂ organised by the Save-A-Sight Foundation, in conjunction with the Halifax Eye CentreÂ at the Itua Private Hospital, Festac Town, Lagos.
Speaking at the event, the Executive Director, Save-A-Sight Foundation, Mrs. KateÂ Adekunle-Samuel, said there was a partnership between her Foundation and Halifax EyeÂ Centre at Itua Private Hospital, Festac Town, Lagos, which is held on every firstÂ Friday of every month from 7.30 a.m. to 12 noon. She informed the gathering on herÂ establishmentâ€™s corporate passion to assist the poor massesÂ with a view toÂ alleviating such problems.
To this end, Mrs. Adekunle-Samuel passionately pleaded with the privileged, theÂ wealthy, corporate bodies and other viable, notable NGOs, toÂ assist them inÂ bridging the gap between the rich and the poor through several avenues, such as theÂ Free Eye Screening and Free Health Care Delivery Services and other Human CapacityÂ Development Programme.