March 8, 2017

Foundation provides free medicare in Delta

UBTH inspires good health for aged with geriatric services

By Festus Ahon

ASABA—The Felix Anirah Foundation, in collaboration with University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH, held a two-day free medical outreach at Adagbrassa-Elume, Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State.

During the programme, about 12 aged people suffering from cataracts were booked for free eye surgery, while others with minor cases were given glasses and medications free of charge.

Also, about 16 people suspected to be suffering from glaucoma were referred either to UBTH or Delta State University Teaching Hospital, DELSUTH, Oghara.

The team also screened and treated people suffering from diabetes and hypertension.

The team leader, Professor A. Osahon, Consultant Ophthalmologist from UBTH, said many Nigerians were dying of preventable and treatable medical conditions.

President and CEO of the foundation, Chief Felix Anirah, expressed gratitude to God for the privilege to put smiles on the faces of the less-privileged.