ABUJA (Min of Niger Delta Affairs Report) – The Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs in collaboration with Vision Savers Eye Care, held a 3 day enlightenment campaign for the people of the Niger Delta region on HIV/AIDS, Roll Back Malaria, Cancer and Eye Care at the General Hospital, Kiagbodo, Burutu Local Government Area, Delta State recently.
Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Aminu Aliyu Bisalla, who was represented by Mr. Haman Ndahi, Director, Reforms Cordination of the Ministry, revealed that 19 communities around Kiagbodo were sensitized to participate at the health intervention programme.
He further assured that the Federal Government is committed to reaching out to more communities in the region with the Health Outreach Programme.
According to him, the event which included free medical tests, eye surgery, glasses and drugs were given to not less than 800 beneficiaries and this intervention is aimed at improving the quality of health of the people in this environment and beyond.
The Consultant of Vision Savers Eye Care, Dr. Murtala Muhammed Umar, while educating the people on eye care said, “The eye is an organ of beauty which is essential to good health and must be properly taken care of”. Another Doctor on general health, Dr. Ajis Eleazar, informed participants that through the free medical consultations, diseases like diabetes, hypertension, sickle cell, and brain tumours could be diagnosed and treated.
At the event, High Chief Andrew Sigana Akpasele ( The Tonkepa of Ngbilebiri-Mein Kingdom), Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State, appreciated the Federal Government for the programme. He called on other communities under his kingdom and neighboring villages to embrace the programme.
One of the beneficiaries, Elder Johnson Ogberekoko, a retired civil servant, expressed his appreciation to the Federal Government as he received free drugs and free eye glasses.
DD (PRESS PR)
22ND JUNE, 2019