Corps member set up eye clinic for Police


National Youth Service Corp members

National Youth Service Corp members during a parade
National Youth Service Corp members during a parade

A member of NYSC, Dr Uwaezuoke Ikesinachi, has set up an eye clinic for the Nigerian Police Force in Minna, the Niger State capital.

Speaking at the inauguration of the facility on Tuesday, Ikesinachi said that the project was part of his personal community development services.

He said that the project would serve as a follow-up to the free eye surgery he had conducted on 30 indigent persons earlier this month.

“The idea behind this community development programme is to create a system that can keep running with or without the presence of the initiator.

“After providing free eye screening, I don’t want to just leave without setting up a platform that will run a follow up on the patients.

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“I believe this will ease the pressure on the eye clinic at the general hospital‎ as officers and men of the force and indeed the public can always come here for eye diagnosis and treatment,” he said.

Ikesinachi said that he had gone to the police commands across the state to conduct eye screening‎ for their drivers.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police (Medicals) in the state, Ibrahim Husseini,‎ commended the corps member for making an impact within the time he spent in the state.

The corps member, a graduate of optometry from the Abia State University, is currently serving at the General Hospital, Minna‎.