By Enock Akonnor, email@example.com
The Ansar Al-Khariya Organization has commenced a week-long free eye screening exercise through funding support from Dubai Charity Foundation.
Aside the screening, they have targeted at offering free eye surgery for 826 persons suffering from cataract and free treatment for individuals having refractive error cases, all within the first phase of the exercise. Expenses covering the duo have been paid for by the Dubai Charity Foundation.
The second phase will also cover 300 cataract and refractive error cases.
The organization through a collaboration with the Member of Parliament for Asawase constituency Hon Muntakar Mubarak has so far carried out the exercise in areas including Subin, Nhyiaeso, Suame, Asawasi, Kwabre East, Old Tafo constituencies.
It has dispended over 3000 eye drops within the first phase of the screening, all paid for by the Member of parliament.
Out of 3000 individuals who were screened within ten day (last week of June and the early weeks of July) at Asawase and neighboring communities, 310 cataract cases were identified whereas that of refractive error was recorded as 230.
Addressing the media, Dr. Kamil Mohammed CEO for Khaleej Eye care said what accounts for cataract is highly prevalent in Africa and tropical regions.
He indicated that there are many individuals who are not even aware of the fact that they have cataract. Dr. Kamil therefore advised the citizenry to take advantage of the exercise so as to get their eyes screened. “The eye is everything and when you lose it you lose everything”.
Mohammed Bun Bida (Public Relations Officers for Ansar Al-Khariya Organization) thanked the MP and the Dubai Charity Foundation for their support.
He said the organization exists to save humanity regardless of religion. He therefore encouraged Ghanaians to embrace the initiative, adding that Ansar Al-Khariya Organization has so much to offer the people of Ghana.