July 16, 2013

Fashola commissions N1.5b Eye Foundation complex

Governor Babatunde Fashola last week in Lagos commissioned the ultra modern head office building complex of the Eye Foundation Hospital Group. The Eye Foundation Hospital Group is the leading eye care services provider in Sub Saharan Africa with four outlets across the country and partners all over the world.

Fashola who was represented by the deputy governor,  Mrs. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire commended the Foundation for the milestone and promised that the Lagos State Government would continue to provide the enabling environment for private initiatives like the Foundation to prosper.

Earlier, the Founder and Chief Medical Director of the Foundation, Dr. Adekunle Hassan stated that with the new building, the foundation aimed to do more to reduce the number of blind persons in the country. Hassan added that the new building will be the centre and place of comfort and hope for all those who wish to save their sight before it is stolen from them.

He acknowledged the support and contributions of local and international institutions that syndicated the funds with which the New Head Office Complex was built, amongst which are; Duestche Bank Germany Eye Fund, French Development Agency and International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness.

Others  included; First Bank Plc, Diamond Bank and Zenith Bank.

Former Minister of Health and Social Services, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi commended the hospital for the courage and vision in establishing the new head office complex in these challenging times. He charged them to continue to do more to provide first class eye care services to Nigerians. The new complex is designed to provide the desired environment for staff and patients.

It has 18 consulting rooms, 15 surgery and operating rooms, a special unit for multiple advance diagnostic procedures and a laser unit for surgical interventions, diabetic retinopathy and treatment of glaucoma patients.