Rotary Club sponsors health screening, provides glasses
Rotary Club, Lekki 1, recently organised a community health screening and free eye check in Maiyegun area of Etiosa Local Council of Lagos State.
Apart from the screening, some of members of the community were given free eyeglasses and drugs.There were three doctors, who attended to all the people that showed up for the exercise.
An excited beneficiary, Omolara Salisu, who got a reading eyeglass, thanked God for the free eye clinic, which she said she had been looking out for.
Another beneficiary, Charles Nkwocha, who was also happy that he got a medical attention for free, said he had been finding it difficult to read, as he often strained his eyes to read, resulting in water flowing down from his eyes.
Nkwocha said that with the lens given to him, he could now read better without straining his eyes.
One of the doctors, an Optometrist, Oluwayemi Ajibade, said that some of the patients have recurrent itching and allergies.
“We have given out antibiotics and anti-itching eye drops to help relief all the symptoms that kept recurring. It has been a wonderful intervention and they are happy and excited about it.”
Mr. Kayode Aderinokun, who is a member of Rotary Club, Lekki 1, said that if God has blessed you and you are alive, you should continually thank him (God). Some Rotarians did say something that is profound. According to them, the rent we pay for living is service to humanity. And a lot of people do not realise that we have to pay rent for living, apart from glorifying God.
“All we are doing is to intervene in our own little way in the communities around us,” Aderinokun said.
The President of Rotary Club, Lekki 1, Mr. Yemi Osilaja, said Rotary has discovered that there are many people living in ignorance in terms of what to do when their eyesight is going bad because of economic reason or lack of information.
“In order to elevate the situations in the communities, the club decided to find out what is the need of the community and it was discovered that eye problem was on of their challenges. We have 150 pair of glasses that we want to give out.”