Teryima Andrew, Jos
The acting Executive Director of the T.Y. Danjuma Foundation Health Care Initiative, Pokop Bupwatda has said the Foundation has treated about 15,000 Nigerians from different ailments since establishment eight years ago, among them 50 children, on cataract surgeries to restore sights.
Acting Executive Director, who is the boss, Care Vision Support Initiative, CAVSI made the disclosure to news men in a press statement on Friday in Jos Plateau state.
According to him, the free treatment on Nigerians is part of humanitarian service of the founder of T.Y Danjuma Fundation, Theophilous Danjuma, a former Chief of Defence staff created the Foundation to assist poor Nigerians who can not afford medication due to poverty.
“50,000 Nigerians have so far benefited from the T.Y. Danjuma Foundation’s Health Care Initiative with about 15,000 having different categories of eye surgeries since inception in 2009.”
Mr. Dokop Bupwatda, also stated that a recent medical outreach by the foundation to Taraba state carried out series sugary for cataracts on 82 patients.
“82 persons were operated for cataracts, one, for Bilamellar Tarsal Rotation, BTR, 21, Pterygium and a total of 873 medication and 263 recommended for eye glasses.” He stressed.
The collaborative partner of the Foundation, Care Vision Support Initiative, CAVSI, said “over 25,000 eye glasses have been distributed to those in dire need of medicated glasses and the Taraba eye camp witnessed such free services as well.”
The statement call on Nigerians who are financially strong to established similar Foundations for humanitarian services to the less privilege.