In Kano Beneficiaries laud Ganduje for free eye care

NAN reports that the foundation has launched free eye care for 44,000 people to be drawn from the 44 local government areas of the state.

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Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje play

Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

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Beneficiaries of Kano State Government's free eye care programme under the Ganduje Foundation have lauded the government for the initiative.

The beneficiaries, who were drawn from all the districts in the local government area, expressed their gratitude to the government over the gesture.

Malam Garba Usman, one of them, said he had lost hope on his sight but he was motivated to attend the screening by his son.

Usman said that he received free eye glasses in addition to drugs and free consultation offered to him.

Another beneficiary, Malam Yahuza Mailemo, explained that he had spent huge sums of money at the hospitals and local herbalists but the eyes were still troubling him.

"I have been booked for a surgery and I hope to regain my full sight,'' Mailemo said.

Hajiya Badiya Audu, another beneficiary of the project, commended the government for the effort.

She said that she had attended a hospital in Kano city earlier and she was recommended for glasses but she couldn't afford it so she never returned to the hospital.

But with the free eye care, she was able to get a free glass, and thus commended the effort of the government

NAN reports that the foundation has launched free eye care for 44,000 people to be drawn from the 44 local government areas of the state.

The free eye care project would provide all services free to affected people, including provision of free medical consultation, free glasses as well as surgery for those identified for the need.

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