Cross River Information Commissioner Partners Indian Firm on Free Eye Care In Yakurr

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Chief Akin Ricketts, Cross River State Commissioner for Information
Chief Akin Ricketts, Cross River State Commissioner for Information

The Cross River State Commissioner for Information, Chief Akin Ricketts in collaboration with an Indian Firm, Tulsi Chanrai Foundation is set to provide residents of different communities in Yakurr Local Government Area free eye care services.

The one day free eye screening exercise for communities within Yakurr II State Constituency is to cater for the aged, young and other categories of the people in the villages.

In a statement obtained by CrossRiverWatch in Calabar, the Program Manager, Cross River State/Tulsi Chanrai Free-Eye Care Program, Mr. Sylvester Richard, said the exercise is scheduled to hold on Saturday, 25th January, 2014 at Community Secondary School, Mkpani, Yakurr Local Government Area from 9.00 a.m.

Mr. Richard maintained that the exercise would involve free-eye screening, free eye drugs and free eye glasses.

He said free eye surgery will also be performed at the General Hospital, Calabar on those identified with cases in need during the screening, adding that post-operation review for patients operated upon would be carried out after two weeks and one month of the operation, respectively at the Mkpani Camp of the school.

The exercise, the Program Manager pointed out would be for residents of communities and villages under Yakurr II State Constituency, including Mkpani, Nko, Agoi Ekpo, Agoi Ibami, New and Old Assiga, Ekpeti and Inyima, among others.

The statement enjoined Clan and Village Heads, Community and Religious leaders, to inform their members as well as utilize the services of Village Town Criers to pass on the information to guarantee full participation during the free eye program sponsored by the information commissioner.

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