The Eye Clinic Exercise organized by the Member of Parliament for Ketu South Constituency, Hon. Abla Dzifa Gomashie in Collaboration with the Former District Chief Executive Officer for Ketu North Mr. Kofi Lawnson and Lifetime Wells Vision International has benefited over one thousand people.
The four-day exercise which was undertaken in communities namely Adina, Atoklokope, Ativuta, Wudoaba, and Teshie – Avedzi respectively was aimed at screening, giving medication, and sight glasses to people with eye problems. It was also meant to identify individuals with sight problems that need to be fixed and cured only by surgery.
Some participants begun to see clearly as foreign materials such as dirt, dry mucus, etc were removed from their eyes and this saved them from eventually suffering from damages in the future that may only be solved by surgery.
Most participants were very happy with the program and believe if these medical outreach programs are organized usually for them in the Constituency, more people will benefit and it will go a long way to improve and solve the eyecare or eye health problems/challenges facing so many of them, knowingly or unknowingly, since the “check-up culture” is not usually our thing.
Meanwhile the Member of Parliament, Hon. Abla Dzifa Gomashie made it clear that the exercise is part of her duty to her Constituents. She will however not hesitate in bringing back the team for another section of this exercise.
Participants who were selected for surgery will undergo the operation at no cost of theirs. Just as the screening exercise, the medication and receiving of eyeglasses were also free.
In October 2020 the eye surgeries were done on a number of people in the constituency at the Ketu South Municipal Hospital also at no cost of theirs.
Source: Modern Ghana