(Video/Pictures): Over 400 Igueben Local Government residents benefit from Sen. Ordia free eye treatment, optical kits
…….As the Onojie Of Ebelle Kingdom HRH Aikpaojie Commend Sen. Ordia
Residents across Igueben Local Government Area in Edo State with vision impairment on Tuesday and Wednesday benefitted from the Senator Clifford Akhimiemona Ordia, Senator representing Edo Central Senatorial District, free eye care programme.
The residents numbering over 400, drawn across all the 10 wards in Igueben local government area, including aged residents, were attended to by eye experts at the program in Igueben local government.
Beneficiaries were given optical kits while those with critical conditions were referred to the Irrua Specialist Teaching hospital for treatment.
Speaking to radioesanreporter.com at the event in Ebelle Kingdom, Igueben local government area, Hon. Odion Saturday who spoke onbehalf of Sen. Clifford Ordia, said the programme was designed to enlighten residents on the need to prioritise their visual health, especially as a number of people suffering eye conditions are on the rise globally.
“Vision health is a crucial aspect of health. It is significant to effective engagement in day to day living. As we grow or age, certain eye conditions are bound to emerge which would demand medical or clinical attention. Lack of this attention or care could lead to reduced eyesight or total loss of vision.”
“It has been discovered that not less than 1 billion people suffer from one eye condition or the other worldwide. This is a staggering figure when the total population of the world is considered. Many of the factors that contribute to reduced or lost vision are such that have been identified in our environment here. Some include diabetes, traumas, cataracts and infection among others.
“It is thus very important that we constantly seek care for our eyes. However, one cannot ignore the fact that even while people in our communities suffer some of these conditions, they may be unable to see the appropriate care largely because of the low level of income available to them. This is one of the reasons that informed our intervention today.”
“This intervention is part of our larger medical Intervention programs to assist clearly indigent people in our State to attain good vision health. The Intervention involves health talk on care for our eyes, situation assessment of the eyes, issuance of optical kits and referral where intensive clinical intervention would be needed”, he said.
The Onojie Of Ebelle Kingdom, HRH Joseph Aikpaojie said he is indeed happy and overwhelmed over this free eye treatment. “Actually when I heard the announcement that Sen. Ordia is coming to distribute free medicated glasses, drugs etc., I was really happy, though I never believe untill I saw the medical experts bring their kits. I am indeed overwhelmed over this gesture being sponsored by the Senator. “I pray that God will continue to bless him and his team.
Other beneficiaries, who spoke at the occasion, extolled Sen. Clifford Ordia’s gestures, describing it as a welcome development.
“We really appreciate this kind gesture and we pray God grants him his heart desires and cause the spirits of all he has touched to pave greater ways for him,” they said.
Radioesanreporters gathered that Esan South-East Local Government Area will get their turn on 21 and 22 of October.