A Nigerian non profit organization, based in the United States of America, Ugbajo Itsekiri USA Inc, in collaboration with Africa Cataract and Eye Foundation have again impacted lives positively through their ongoing seven days free cataract treatment and surgeries retreat in Delta State.
The flag-off of the free cataract treatment and surgeries which cut across ethnic barriers took place on Sunday December 12, 2021 and continues till Saturday December 18, 2021 at Olu Palace field, Ekurede Itsekiri, Warri South L.G.A, Delta State.
The eye care retreat which was in phases, started with accreditation of patients and lasted for four days, from Sunday December 12 through Wednesday December 15, 2021 while the surgical operation for patients with critical eye defects lasted for three days, from Thursday December 16, through Saturday December 18, 2021, at Agbowu Clinic, Ogbe-drive, Warri.
Addressing over 500 participants on the first day of the free medical eye care services, President of Ugbajo Itsekiri USA Inc., Mr. Jemine Okotie-Yesin stressed that, they are committed to taking care of their people back home and that this eye care service is another means of reaching out to their people as well as neighbours whithin their environment.
Mr.Okotie-Yesin who was fully on ground to ensure a smooth running of the process was overwhelmed with the turn out of people with eye challenges, even as he assured that all expenses for their treatment and surgeries have been taken care of by the renowned organisation adding that it is the mission of Ugbajo Itsekiri U.S.A that no Itsekiri son or daughter should be needlessly blind.
Speaking in the same vein, the founder of Africa Cataract and Eye Foundation, Dr. Okorodudun thanked the President of Ugbajo Itsekiri USA, Mr. Jemine Okotie-Yesin and the entire members of the group for always remembering their people back home, adding that their collaboration with group has been a blessing to Warri kingdom since inception in 2018.
beneficiaries could atest that, this year’s turnout of participants for the free Cataract treatment and surgeries organised by Ugbajo Itsekiri USA was the best of its kind as it attracted patients from far and near.