In Taraba TY Danjuma Foundation funds 29 eye surgeries

Sati prayed God to bless the chairman of the foundation, Gen Theophilus Danjuma and the entire team to making him to see again.

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The TY Danjuma Foundation, in conjunction with Care Vision Support Initiative (CASI) an NGO, has carried out 29 free eye surgeries in Mutum Biyu, Taraba state.

The Foundation also conducted medical checks on 250 other people and gave them free drugs.

Dr Tolu Afolaranmi, the team leader of the project said on Tuesday that 427 persons had so far been registered for the medical assistance.

Afolaranmi explained that the five- day exercise which began on Monday was aimed at restoring the sight of many who could not afford medical services.

The team leader said that the TY Danjuma Foundation was funding the project 100 per cent while CASI was providing expertise.

He said the five day exercise was targeting 1,000 people across the state.

We are targeting 1,000 people within the period of the exercise and the turn out for the first two days indicates that we may have even more before the end of the programme on Friday,” he said.

Mr Gima Forje, the Grants and Partnership Officer of TY Danjuma Foundation said the foundation was committed to assisting the less privileged members of the public to live meaningful lives.

Forje commended CASI for the effective eye services it had been offering over the years of its partnership with the foundation.

Dr Musa Obadiah, the Permanent Secretary, state Ministry of Health lauded the foundation and the NGO for the gesture.

Obadiah also thanked the community leaders for mobilising the people to benefit from the exercise.

Alhaji Danjuma Sati, a beneficiary, who was operated upon on Monday and could see on Tuesday told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that he could not describe how happy he was.

Sati prayed God to bless the chairman of the foundation, Gen Theophilus Danjuma and the entire team to making him to see again.

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