Olu of Warri gives Sights to Cataract Patients in Delta
|His Majesty, Ogiame Atuwatse III, the Olu of Warri|
The Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III has organized a one week free cataract surgeries to restore sights back to over 500 Nigerians suffering from cataract.
This laudable initiative of the revered Monarch which attracted people from within and outside the shores of Delta State was done in collaboration with Africa Cataract and Eye Foundation, Elena Baraquer Foundation and GB Foods respectively.
The seven days event was held on Saturday July 2, to Friday July 8, 2022 at Agbowu Medical Center, Ekurede Itsekiri, Warri.
The Olu of Warri, who was ably represented by Chief Edwin Olley said that the free cataract surgeries are opened for all Nigerians irrespective of location, saying that it is of great joy for him to see everyone blind through cataract regain their sights.
|Dr. Mejuya Okorodudun & Dr. Elena Baraquer|
Addressing the Press, Founder of Africa Cataract and Eye Foundation, Dr. Mejuya Okorodudun appreciated the Olu of Warri, His Majesty, Ogiame Atuwatse III for his Fatherly love towards his people and Deltans at large by ensuring that every tribe benefit from the free surgery, just as he commended the Monarch for procuring 40 feet container and 20 feet container for mobile cataract services to at Ogheye Community, Ugborodo, Forcados and Benin River.
Dr. Okorodudun whose sole aim is to eradicate cataract from Deltans disclosed that on the orders of the Olu of Warri, his team paid a visit to the Oroje of Okpe and Ovie of Uvwie to register cataract patients in their domain for them to partake in the free surgery.
“Like the Olu of Warri said, blindness does not know a tribe. Once you are blind, you are blind. So, if you say you do not want other tribe to come, then you will be missing the point.
“We also have our mobile cataract services because we are not Surgeons that remain in our offices and wait for people to come to us, we take our practices to them, especially those in the riverine communities”.
Dr. Okorodudun further thanked Elena Baraquer Foundation and GB Foods for their robust partnership which has recorded a huge success, assuring Deltans of better days ahead.
Representative of GB Foods, Adeleye Adubi who was overwhelmed with the massive turnout of cataract patients, said that the management of GB Foods are truly happy to be one of the partners of the initiative of the Olu of Warri to restore sight to the blind.
|Dr. Mejuya Okorodudun, Staff of Elena Baraquer Foundation & Mr. Adeleye Adubi|
A beneficiary of the free cataract surgery, Mrs. Jemide Lawal expressed joy and thanked the Olu of Warri, Elena Baraquer Foundation, Africa Cataract and Eye Foundation and GB Foods for giving them back their sights.