By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
No fewer than 1,000 persons with various eye related diseases have been targeted for free treatment to commenced on Tuesday, 2nd August, by the Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko sponsored medical outreach.
The exercise flagged off at the Palace of the District Head of Balle, Sarkin Yamman Balle, in Balle town, headquarters of Gudu Local Government of the state.
Senator Wamakko(APC-Sokoto) who represents Sokoto North Senatorial District initiated the free medical outreach as part of his unrelenting efforts to further alleviate the suffering of the people of his constituency and the generality of th people of the state.
However, the Senator was quoted as saying” Health is wealth and a healthy society, is a wealthy society, blessed with productive people.”
According to a statement Monday by Bashir Rabe Mani, Special Assistant to the lawmaker on Media and Publicity said the exercise would cover all the eight local governments that make up the constituency which include Wamakko, Gudu, Kware, Tangaza, Binji, Silame, Sokoto North and Sokoto South local governments.
The statement explained that the free medical outreach would be conducted by Dr Ubani Chinemeze and Dr Paul Chukwudi who are Optometrists working for Dr ( Mrs) Awawu Obasi Eye Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission ( CAC).
Accordingly, the statement said the free medical exercise will cover areas as refractive errors, with eye glasses, infections like conjunctivitis, as well as uveitis.
Wamakko, who is also the Chairman, Senate Committee on Basic and Secondary Education.
Meanwhile, the time table for the exercise shows that it was conducted at the Palace of the Marafan Tangaza on August 2nd, Palace
of Sarkin Yakin Binji on August 3, Palace of the Sarkin Kabin Silame on August 4 and in the Palace of the Sarkin Yamman Kware on August 5.
Also, the free medical outreach holds on August 6 at the Palace of the Baraden Wamakko, Palace of the District Head of Tudun Wada, Alhaji Jibo Dallatu on August 7, while the programme wounds off at the Palace of the Chiroman Sokoto on August 8.