Over five hundred eye related patients have benefited from a free eye medical outreach at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Idi- Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun state capital.
The medical exercise which was tagged "Sakinah Medical Outreach, free eye care project" was organised by Muslim Public Affair Centre (MPAC). It witnessed eye checkups, screening and distribution of classes.
Speaking to journalists, the team leader and Consultant Ophthalmologist to the centre, Dr. Salahu Abiola said the medical outreach was to render healthcare assistance to the less privileges who are suffering from eye related issues.
He added that it was a move to give the poor people who cannot afford to treat their eye issues, saying it was a move to give them quality of life.
"The purpose is to give medical assistance to poor indigent eye patients who cannot afford the cost so as to help them get quality of life
Abiola said the over half a million would be sent at the end of the exercise, saying it was the second one in Abeokuta.
One of the beneficiaries, Mrs. Wahab Ganiyat said she was pleased with the treatment because it has helped the less privilege to get proper treatment, saying there is no discrimination during the exercise.
She therefore urged MPAC to sustain the good and kind gesture.
According to Mr. Adeboye Emmanuel, a civil servant and a beneficiary, the exercise has lifted so many spirits and rekindle hope in them to get adequate treatment.
Adeboye who commended the organisers stressed the for other organisations to emulate the body.