Lions Club begins Imeko Modular Eye Clnic Project.

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Imeko Primary Health Centre, in Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of Ogun State West senatorial District is the latest town in line to enjoy donation of free modular eye clinic service project by District 404B1 of International Association of Lions Club. Imeko follows similar donation plan in Ijoko Primary Health Centre and Leslie Primary Health Centre in Ifo Local Government and Yewa South Local Government respectively.

While introducing the Lions District 404B1 Sustainable Vision Center Committee to the Medical Officer of Health, MOH, for Imeko-Afon LGA, the Ogun State Eye Health program coordinator, Mr Aina Adetola briefed the MOH of the intention of Lions District 404B1 to establish six modular eye clinics in six different primary health centres in the Ogun West Senatorial District.

The leader of the team who is the Project Administrator for Sustainable Vision Center, Lion Lekan Babalola, a District 404B1 Past District Governor explained to the MOH that the modular eye clinic project is conceptualized to feed the ultra- modern Eye Clinic earlier donated and funded by Lions Club International Foundation and Latter-Day Saints Charity at the State General hospital in Ota. Adding that the ultra-modern Eye Center at State Hospital is underserved and as a result Lions Club International Foundation LCIF decided on modular eye center to spread its net. The modular eye center project, according to him, will not only equip the beneficiary primary health centres with Eye Health Service equipment, it will also train personnel on how to use equipment and how to capture data.

In his response, the MOH, Dr Olamidipupo Afonja, commended Lions Club for the good gesture. He said the project is apt and timely. According to him, Imeka and its environs are in serious need of eye health service. Adding that as the MOH in the area, he has been confronted with many eye issues that he had to refer to Abeokuta, the State Capital.

At the Imeko Primary Health Centre, the Sustainable Vision Center Committee met the Apex Nurse, Mrs Balogun OS, who also expressed delight at the Lions Club Modular Eye Clinic project targeted at the grassroot. According to her, people have been coming to the health centre for eye health service but the centre had been incapacitated to do anything because of lack of equipment. She thanked Lions Club International Foundation and Latter-Day Saints Charity for providing solutions to eye health challenges in the area and provided office space for the take-off of the project in the Health Centre.

 

Inspection of facilities at Imeko Primary Health Centre

The Sustainable Vision Center team later met with the Head of Local Government Administration, HOLGA, Deacon Sola Hazzan JP, who appreciated the team for bringing Eye Health service to the area. He commended the team and International Association of Lions Clubs for the vision project on behalf of the chairman and the people of the local government area.

Also speaking at the meeting with the HOLGA, Aina Odetola, Ogun State Eye health coordinator informed the local government head that the Lions Project is coming at the right time to bring eye health services to the people. According to him the local government and state government will provide the necessary logistics support including nurses, optometrist, ophthalmologist and date recording officer.

 

The leader of the team PDG Lekan Babalola told HOLGA that Imeko Primary Health Centre has provided the space that lions will upgrade to meet the LCIF required standard for the project. According to him, the modular Eye Centre when completed will serve the purpose of eye screening; examination and diagnostic as well as refraction. Adding that the eye center will be equipped with spectacle frames and optical workshop equipment including edging machines, lens meter, polishing machine, tint machine, grooving machine and optical pliers.

 

 

Source: Dare Agbeluyi, Chief Publisher.

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