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Rotary Club conducts free eye surgery for Nigerians

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Rotary Club, District 9110, has embarked on its yearly free eye screening and surgery for 1500 persons in Lagos.

Head Project Coordinator, Palm Groove Rotary Club 2017, Mr. Jayashankar Nalode, said the 10th edition of the event, which was organised in collaboration with Indo Eye Care Foundation, witnessed a large turnout of members of public from Lagos and its environs.

He appealed to people to regularly check their eyes to avoid blindness or related eye challenges. He also advised Nigerians to eat vegetables and take the right vitamins.

Nalode urged them to take advantage of free eye screening of Rotary Club, seek early check-up and intervention from certified hospitals and use professionals, and say ‘no to quacks.’

He observed that many people don’t visit hospitals when they have minor eye problems unless the cases are very severe. “ For cataract patients, there is hope through operations,” he said.

He commended the people and caregivers present at the screening programme for being civil. No fewer than30 volunteers, medical teams and others were at the event.

Nalode also appreciated sponsors including India community, LG Electronics among others.

Head, Corporate Marketing, LG Electronics, Mr. Hari Krishina Elluru, disclosed that LG Electronics would continue to support good projects that help humanity.

Prince Tony Anslem, one of the co-ordinators of the eye project, maintained that the Rotary Club’s mission “is service to humanity. ”


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